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Installing (and reinstalling) Linux on your desktop

Jul 13, 2010, 23:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Sutor)

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"Yesterday I set up a laptop with a Linux distribution, including everything I needed for work. Today, I'm doing it again.

"My reason for repeating the process had nothing to do with Linux. I decided to do something to the configuration that I suspected would be risky and possibly dangerous. Indeed, things got pretty messed up.

"At that point I had a few choices:

* Try to debug and fix the situation.
* Try to find someone to help me fix it.
* Say the heck with it and reinstall from scratch, or the CD, as the case may be."

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