Toronto Star: Penguin's Dream: Go Mainstream
Apr 12, 2004, 15:15 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Ross)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Penguin's Dream: Go Mainstream
"But does Linux have what it takes to win over computer users
who grew up on Windows?
"The Star put the software to that test, with the help of three
twenty-somethings from the GTA. Ryann Andrade, Aprile Cadeau and
Casey Palmer were interested in Linux but had never used it. We
handed each a copy of MandrakeSoft's Discovery 9.2, selected
because it's designed for beginners and liked by many Linux
'I'll Use Windows, Primarily'
"Like the rest of our participants, Ryann Andrade decided to
partition her hard drive so she could run Windows and Linux on the
same machine. She found the entire installation process a snap. She
estimates it took her less than half an hour to get the operating
system up and running..."
Rough Launch Led to Smooth Sailing
"But the University of Toronto student had never installed an
operating system before she got her copy of Discovery 9.2 last
"She considers her initiation into the world of installation
Linux 'Good... It Could Be Better'
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Casey Palmer had planned to run both Windows and Linux on his
home computer, but the machine had other ideas at first. After he
partitioned the hard drive and installed MandrakeSoft's Linux
Discovery 9.2, he couldn't figure out how to get Windows running