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Doing Some Looking at Linux

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So, a friend of mine is looking at migrating from Windows to Linux. So is Mike, for that matter. Many of us in the Life, Liberty, Property community already use a variety of Open Source tools on the web. What I did think I would do is provide Kay and Mike with some pointers to the various flavors of Linux and my thoughts on them. I'm going to avoid the battles over KDE and Gnome and which is better, while I'm at it. I'll leave that to others. Instead, I'm just going to give a brief discussion of Fedora, Debian, SuSe and SlackWare.

What's the bottom line? Linux is a great operating system. It is far more stable and secure than Windows, while still providing user friendly graphic interfaces. Yes, it's different, but it was different when you migrated from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95. As a coffee mug I have says, "Different isn't always better, but better is always different". Don't discount Linux because it isn't just like Windows.

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