"Everyone has different needs, so flexibility in your computing
solution is essential. The characteristic that is most appealing to
me with regards to Linux is that it's infinitely configurable and,
unlike commercial operating systems, it doesn't follow one
company's vision of what the end user needs. Instead, each vendor
tries to address needs of the marketplace, but with innovative
services and different presentations. So rather than dictate what I
felt was the ultimate Linux desktop, I decided to share my research
and relay which solutions I feel have merit. Because after all,
computing isn't about operating systems and applications as much as
it is about being productive--whether that is by authoring
documents, corresponding through e-mail, or even making movies. The
main consideration is for which products, vendors, and solutions
best help you accomplish your tasks. With that premise in mind we
begin this series..."
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