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[News] GNU/Linux Saves the Day, Windows and Mac OS X Behind in the Area

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Linux saves the day ... again

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| What do you do when Windows will not boot and cannot repair itself from the 
| installation CD? You fire up a Linux Live CD! 


Use a Live CD to load your operating system

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| Normally Live CDs use the Linux operating system rather than Windows. While 
| this may mean having to learn a new way of doing things, the advantage is 
| that most of the applications required will already be on the CD.  
| For instance, if most of what you do is web, email or office tasks, many Live 
| CDs come with Firefox, Thunderbird and Openoffice installed, allowing you to 
| do all those things.  
| You will need to download the live CD as a disc (or ISO) image and then 
| create it, which is normally simple if you have CD burning software on your 
| computer (you will need a blank CD, obviously).  



The Disconnect That Could Fail Thousands

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| Knowing that this isn't right, I thumb thru the seventy or so Live CD disks I 
| have and grab the one I know that gets this right...but wait. It only trails 
| Ubuntu in the Distrowatch lineup by a few hundred hits...what about, oh, I 
| don't know...let's try something obscure...let's go down the line a bit. 
| Let's see who is well down the list there...It needs to be a debian distro, 
| something that doesn't get too much publicity...Oh, let's try this.     
| DreamLinux.
| Upon firing it up and doing an immediate install, imagine my surprise.
| Without so much as having to install KdiskFree or any other third party 
| disk/file manager, whaddaya know...there are my drives and files. I then 
| install KDE since DreamLinux is an Xfce environment by design. Yep, a click 
| on the /mnt/ file shows all my drives right there...   


Linux saves the special day!

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| Thanks Linux! You saved the day and turned a Windows disaster into a Linux 
| win! 


Why I love Linux

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| I have Vista and two distros of Linux (Ubuntu, Gentoo) in regular use -- and 
| Vista, bless it, brutally murdered its XP predecessor during install, and so 
| I had been forced to migrate sooner. And as it happens, the answer as to why 
| Vista killed XP all those months ago was answered through this experience.   


When in doubt, install Linux...

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| The reason I installed Ubuntu was because I've been doing some reading about 
| deployment to servers for Rails apps and have learned that Windows pretty 
| much sucks for these purposes. Every solution is a hack of something else. So 
| instead of trying to make things work, I'll just use Ubuntu and be able to 
| use Capistrano easily to deploy my apps. Good times. Â Â

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