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Ubuntu Linux for beginners: Tips for getting started

Feb 25, 2011, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Maybe it was one piece of malware too many, maybe it was realizing that while Windows 7 doesn't look like XP, there really wasn't that much better about it, in any case the day had come when you decided to give Ubuntu Linux a try. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your new experiment in operating systems.

"The easiest way to try Ubuntu is to just buy a laptop or PC that already has Ubuntu installed on it. Dell, system76, and ZaReason are all reputable computer vendors who have shipped Ubuntu equipment for years. You won't go wrong with any of these vendors.

"If you're not in the market for a new PC, it's easy to give Ubuntu a try on your existing PC. Indeed, you won't have to change a thing on your computer to try it."

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