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Apr 11, 2006, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you have stumbled across this page in your search for enlightenment about this strange thing called 'Linux' you keep hearing about, welcome. Over the next few weeks/months I intend to write a series of beginners pieces explaining what Linux is, where it came from, where it's going, how to use it and why you should.

"If on the other hand you are a regular Linux user or Linux Forums guru, bear in mind when reading what follows who it is intended for. You will find omissions (you try fitting 40 years of history into 2000 words), simplifications (they are deliberate--mostly) and errors (I'm only human). Please feel free to add helpful comments and clarifications, but remember, you are clarifying Linux for newbies, not seeking to score points over your fellow gurus..."

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