"As I explained in my last column, I've got a mission: to bring
the Web to my grandmother. She's a computer novice who's going to
have a nitro-burnin' IBM Thinkpad pulling the Internet out of the
air so she can sit out on her patio and e-mail me about how lovely
the weather is down south. The Thinkpad will be running Linux, so
when I visit her, I won't have to spend time clearing adware and
spyware and viruses from her machine. And she won't care what
operating system the notebook is running, which is fine with me.
She shouldn't have to think about her operating system--that's my
"I switched from Red Hat to Mandrake Linux on my machines
shortly after Mandrake's distribution first hit the Internet in
1999. At that time, Mandrake basically took Red Hat's product,
applied several bug fixes and assorted tweaks, added the KDE
desktop, and called it Mandrake Linux..."
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