OSNews: Opinion: A User's Journey to Linux Concludes on Xandros
Jan 30, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Before I add 'my' two cents worth upon the current heap of
Xandros reviews, let me introduce myself... rather my Linux self. I
am a noobie. Perhaps not such a newbie as a newbie could be since I
have been playing with and learning Linux since 'Corel Linux'
(1999-2000?). Before Corel I'd purchased a copy of a 1998 Turbo
Linux in a discount store and was beyond elated to find something
to mess with.
"However at that time, I knew absolutely nothing. I was a
pre-noobie and I could never get that sucker installed. Partition
what? What's all this dialog? Swap what? Ah! Feeling defeated, I
flew the surrender flag and went back to Windows. That is until I
met Corel Linux. Then things began to happen. I guess you could say
she really turned me on. She installed so easily! That jubilation
lasted for just a short while after realizing I still knew nothing.
But that was my monolithic Linux moment. I could install it. I was