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25 Linux tips for Windows switchers

Aug 31, 2009, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Here are 25 things you need to know that will make your transition to an open source OS easy.

"The basics
1. What's a distribution?
Linux isn't sold as a single package like Windows or MacOS. There are lots of variations on the basic operating system put together by different people for different reasons. Some might be hardware specific - designed to run on netbooks, for example - while some might be tailored towards particular uses, like general desktops, webservers or multimedia workstations."

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