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Dallas Morning News: Put your dinosaur machine to work in practical and whimsical ways

Oct 19, 2000, 00:45 (4 Talkback[s])
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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."

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