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Toronto Star: Penguin's Dream: Go Mainstream

Apr 12, 2004, 15:15 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Ross)


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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 fans..."

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'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..."

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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 month.

"She considers her initiation into the world of installation rather horrific..."

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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 again..."

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