"After being semi-comfortably ensconced in the world of
Microsoft products since the days of Windows 3.0, I recently joined
the growing ranks of people who realize the value in switching to
open source software. What surprised me most about changing
operating systems wasn't the myriad of different Linux
distributions (how refreshing) nor the vast control they give users
over their systems (what liberation). No, what surprised me most
was how friendly and welcoming the open source community has
"Lately, I have been spending my spare time trying out what
seems like 500 different versions of Linux on my desktop PC..."
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