[News] Advise for GNU/Linux Beginners, New Audiocast from Linux Format

[News] Advise for GNU/Linux Beginners, New Audiocast from Linux Format

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 02 May 2009 04:53:25

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Getting Into Linux the Easy Way (Linux for Beginners)

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| In Linux For Absolute Beginners: 3 Easy Ways to Test-Drive Linux I reviewed
| some simple ways to safely test-drive Linux. All of them involved selecting a
| Linux distribution to try, then downloading and burning it to a CD. Anyone
| can learn how to install Linux in different ways, such as dual-booting,
| standalone on a single PC, or in a virtual machine. While installing Linux is
| very easy as far as installing operating systems goes, it still requires a
| bit of geekery. If anything goes wrong it can eat up a lot of time
| troubleshooting, especially when you're not familiar with Linux.


Podcast Season 1 Episode 7

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| In this episode: Ubuntu 9.04 is here and Renai LeMay says it's as slick as
| Mac OS X. We also get to play with the GP2X Wiz portable games console and
| ponder on the announcement that Oracle is going to buy Sun Microsystems. Our
| open ballot asks whether we should dump OpenOffice.org.



The Argument for Buying Linux Pre-Installed

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| One of the things you hear a lot is that Macs ust work.As nicely
| described in this article, Linux ust worksjust as well if you only run it
| on hardware it was designed to run on. I would like to take the post one step
| further, though. I would recommend that new Linux users, perhaps after
| testing out the Live CD for a bit, should actually buy a computer with Linux
| pre-installed.

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