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PCWorld: Linux for Grandma [Parts 1 & 2]

Apr 05, 2004, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Newton)


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From Part 2:

"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 job.

"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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