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The Globe and Mail: Don't Try this Linux Trick at Home--Just Yet

Aug 29, 2003, 13:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Ticoll)

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"Four weeks ago I wrote a column on Linux. It listed several myths about this open-source computer operating system software. For each myth, I described the kernel of truth behind the myth, then debunked the myth itself.

"Generally favourable, it nevertheless took a balanced, sometimes critical approach.

"The response was a storm of 40 e-mails, way more than the norm, according to my editor. While most expressed favourable views about the column, several took issue with specific points.

"The experience taught me a thing or two about the Linux community and global communications. I also learned more about the challenges of making Linux work for non-technical users like me..."

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