Dallas Morning News: Put your dinosaur machine to work in practical and whimsical ways
Oct 19, 2000, 00:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Bedell)
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"...The North Texas Linux Users Group (www.ntlug.org) conducts
free clinics for beginners, and help is always available in the
open-source world online."
"Many commercial Linux packages, such as the new Linux 7.0
($29.95), require CD-ROM drives for installation. Most come with a
version of the popular Apache Web Server, which is automatically
set up during installation."
"With several months of self-education, a novice can
gradually transform that old beige box into a valuable home network
Web or intranet server. Many members of the North Texas Linux group
are also using older machines as routers to extend high-speed
connections throughout their homes."
"I don't find a lot of people trying out Linux yet, but I think
they may in time," says Mr. Staples of Computer Junction. "The OS
has an Internet neighborhood all its own."