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VNUNet.com: Pick Up a Penguin--Linux Explained

Dec 16, 2002, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"There can't be many people who haven't heard of Linux. In short, it's an operating system just like Windows but, unlike Windows, you won't find it on many PCs you buy from the high street or from computer magazines.

"The reason for its popularity is threefold. First, most versions of Linux (of which more later) are free; second, anyone can modify it to suit their needs; and third, it runs well on low-specification computers...

"So what is Linux exactly, and how does it relate to the average home or office computer user? More importantly, is it as friendly as its penguin mascot suggests...?"

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