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Free Software Magazine: Sometimes I Just Want to Be Stupid

Dec 05, 2006, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Leyba)

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"Most modern Linux distributions have slick graphical installers, are on single DVD's and install common applications very easily. The installers make software choices that lead new users by the hand with little to go wrong. Life is also easier for us old timers who, in the past, suffered through many configuration files, compiling network drivers and the miscellaneous headaches we encountered trying to get our hardware to work.

"The first Linux distribution that I installed, way back around 1995, was Slackware which came on a set of floppy disks..."

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