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[News] How Beginners Find GNU/Linux a Suitable Platform

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The Reality of Using Linux Every Day

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| My opinion is that the distros aimed at general users and developed to a high 
| level--mainly, Ubuntu--is more than ready for everyday computer users. 
| [...]
| The reality of using Linux everyday is that it is not a burden. The reality 
| is that I don't have to stress over my system. I have no viruses, no trojans. 
| My computer runs extremely fast, and that's with a heavy system like Ubuntu 
| on it. I have the software I need to do anything and everything 95% of 
| computer users do. It works without issue. It is 'free'. I can swap distros 
| if I get bored. I can change the menu system to work however I would like. I 
| can enable eye-candy until my head explodes. I can choose what updates to  
| install.      
| If you're tired of Windows, and you can't afford a Mac, then seriously give 
| Linux a serious try, because it's not as horrible as you might think. 


The Argument for Buying Linux Pre-Installed

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| One of the things you hear a lot is that Macs “just work.” As nicely 
| described in this article, Linux “just works” just 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.     


Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps

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| Migrating to Linux doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is, get a 
| fresh copy of your favorite distro, backup your data, find out what hardware 
| is compatible, identify essential programs, and have a fresh hard drive or 
| partition ready to go.   


"There's a lot of Linux out there -- much more than Microsoft generally signals
publicly -- and their customers are using it..."

                --Paul DeGroot, a Directions On Microsoft analyst.


Another tremendous surprise

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| Sabayon is a Gentoo-based distro, offering the simplicity and ease of use
| more typical of Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS. Alongside the Slackware-based Wolvix,
| Sabayon is a most refreshing addition to the ever-growing world of friendly
| desktop distros.

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