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Linux Journal: I Can See Clearly Now, the Fonts Are Smooth

Jan 21, 2004, 13:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey D. Sauer)

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"Isn't technology wonderful? There has never been an easier time to run Linux. The progress we've seen over the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Today, from the comfort of your own keyboard, you can browse for your favorite distribution, download it, burn your own CD-Rs and install. In fact, I think it's safe to say that the biggest hurdle holding users back is fear of the unknown. But, Linux is an adventure and that's half the fun.

"I've been running Linux off and on for several years now. When Red Hat 9.0 was released, I finally decided to take the plunge and dedicate a machine to running Linux full-time. The machine is pretty decent: a gigabyte of RAM, plenty of disk space, dual Athlon XP1600+ CPUs and two Nvidia graphics cards used to support the three 21" monitors it has attached (one graphic card has support for two monitor connectors). Overall, installation was a breeze, and Red Hat 9.0 recognized and configured all of the devices just fine. About the only thing I had to do was download and install the new graphics driver from Nvidia and make some minor configuration changes for the X server to recognize all three monitors I had attached..."

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