Ventura County Star: Give Linux a Try, But be Warned--It's Seductive
Dec 03, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"An operating system is the collection of software programs that
runs computers, including your PC. Once upon a time, it seemed like
it was inevitable that everyone would use Microsoft software
everywhere. How things can change in a few short years.
"The increasing utility and usability of Linux have caused many
people to take a serious look at it. Those looks have led to an
explosion in the use of Linux. The robustness and openness of this
12-year-old software phenomenon are well known in the computing
community. Uptimes of more than a year are considered unremarkable
when a computer is running Linux.
"Originally used mostly as a server platform, Linux has improved
so much over the past couple of years that many companies are now
looking to deploy it on the desktop. The GUI, or graphical user
interface, has improved in usability and looks. Its increasing ease
of use and simplified installation and configuration are making it
more attractive for home desktops, too..."