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Free Software Magazine: Linux on the Desktop: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Sep 20, 2005, 01:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Guard)

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"Alright, I admit it, up 'til a couple of weeks ago I was still running Windows 2000 Professional. In my defence, I have been using all the free software I could on Windows--primarily Open Office, Firefox and Thunderbird. I was a bit reluctant to go through all the trouble of migrating across to a GNU/Linux distribution for two reasons. First, because my PDA and stereo bluetooth headset require software which doesn't run on Linux. Secondly, I was a little intimidated by having to go back to using a command line after so long just using a GUI.

"After becoming sick of Windows running so badly and some advice and encouragement from Tony (FSM's Editor In Chief), I decided to install Ubuntu. From what we could tell it promised to be the easiest of the GNU/Linux distributions to install. I was pleasantly surprised, it was up and running in less than hour. However, not everything went as smoothly as it should have..."

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