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MozillaQuest: Linux for Microsoft Windows Users: Introduction & Overview

Jan 25, 2001, 21:47 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Chances are that if you are a Microsoft Windows user it is because (1) MS Windows came with your computer, (2) MS Windows is easy and convenient to install and to use, (3) there is lots of software for MS Windows, (4) you think you can do everything you want to do computer-wise with MS Windows, (5) your boss told you to use MS Windows, (6) you did not even know that Linux is an alternative to MS Windows, (7) you never even heard of Linux...."

"Linux has come a long way over the past few years. Some Linux packages (distributions) now are fairly easy to install and to use. There is lots of software for Linux and it's likely that you can do everything you want to do computer-wise with Linux. All in all, Linux now is a decent alternative, or perhaps more importantly an excellent supplement, to Microsoft (MS) Windows."

"In part, that is because Linux and MS Windows no longer are a one or the other choice. Linux and MS Windows can be installed on the very same computer. And you can use a dual-boot scenario to let you choose which OS, Linux or MS Windows, you want to use for that computer session...."

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