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Google hosts as Ira Hyman introduces PCLinuxOS

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Can Linux change my business? Can Linux improve my business? Is my Ipod safe to use with Linux? And what about the movies I stored the last couple of years? A meeting raises questions, and questions are often begging for answers. With Google as host, everybody interested in Linux could join the Linux User's Group on March 21, 2007 at 76 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan to talk about and discuss the operating system that is Bill Gates' biggest fear.

I must confess, I had never used Linux before, and it never crossed my mind to use it in the near future. Like many people I was using Windows for years, brought up with the system. Using it at University, using it at the library, using it at home. It's right there everywhere you go. Ira Hyman, speaker of the night and Director of Product Development at The Linux Loft, a Manhattan based company, advocated for people to use PCLinuxOS, one of the many distros Linux has, tried to convince people to take a closer look at this piece of Linux-art.

All set with a PowerPoint presentation and an audience that had enjoyed carrots, cucumber, beer, ragout, and other Google-catered recipes, Hyman tried to explain the difference between Windows and PCLinuxOS, and what makes this version different from others. Hip, enthusiastic youngsters and beer drinking oldsters were listening quietly, waiting for opportunities to dump their questions on him. One person after the other took the opportunity to test Hyman's ability to defend this Linux version.

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