Computer Bits: Linux/etc — Linux at home

“… from the standpoint of price and its ability to run
efficiently on low-end hardware, Linux is an attractive option for
the home…”

“What if you, as a not-so technically inclined Linux user, could
turn over the root password and administrative duties of your home
PC to someone at your local ISP for a modest monthly fee? If, for
example, you wanted a new version of Netscape Navigator, you could
coordinate with your personal administrator to dial-in at a
prearranged time and have the upgrade performed. Linux would be
well suited to this service arrangement because, being modeled
after Unix, it lends itself to remote administration.”

And much other thought-provoking discussion of Linux in the home
for the masses.