"I've been using Linux, more specifically Ubuntu, now for about
six months. It's my third or fourth attempt at using Linux or BSD
(Apple's OS X not withstanding). I have tried various distributions
of Linux, including Suse, Mandrake, Yellow Dog. I even gave OpenBSD
a spin because I went through a mildly paranoid phase when it came
to privacy and security, living in Washington DC can do that to
"But I always gave up after a little while. Sometimes, I never
got past the installer. With distros that I got to install, I was
flummoxed by how the distros handled file dependencies. Ubuntu has
changed that, and I now feel confident enough to use it for a lot
of day to day tasks as well as using it as a media server at home.
But, six months hasn't turned me into a evangelist but rather a
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