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Jul 14, 2009, 01:31 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Niall C. Brady)

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"I chose the Fedora 11 game spin DVD as I was interested to see if it would captivate him long enough to get him genuinely interested in Linux. I downloaded and installed it on my sons computer, it was running Windows Vista previously and he was happy with what Vista provided for him but like any kid, was excited to see the 'new linux'.

"Using the Fedora live DVD installer I made the computer dual-boot between Linux and Windows and I challenged him to try Linux for a month. He was excited by the idea but he wanted to know if his favorite game Counter Stike Source would work in Linux, I said we'd check it out.

"He kept saying keywords like 'beryl' and 'redhat' and I knew this would be interesting. I explained the Linux basics to him, told him only to use root for installing or configuring things, and created a login for him on the linux-noob forums so he could post his questions and screenshots."

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