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What Is Linux: An Overview of the Linux Operating System

The Linux operating system represented a $25 billion ecosystem in 2008. Since its inception in 1991, Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices.This article will explore the various components of the Linux operating system, how they are created and work together, the communities of Linux, and Linux's incredible impact on the IT ecosystem.

Switch to Linux

If you need commercial-quality software to work with business documents, Internet/networking, or multimedia and graphics, it's in Linux right out of the box. Want more than that? Linux can do it; there are hundreds of free, high-quality applications you can find and install easily. You shouldn't assume however, that Linux is a clone of Windows. To know what to expect when stepping into it, this article will help you with the basics of switching to Linux.



How to Install and Try Linux the Absolutely Easiest and Safest Way

Linux is, by far, the easiest operating system to install. This how to is for absolute Linux beginners who want to give it a try the easy and safe way.

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At long last, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Replace it with Linux and you'll enjoy computing again.

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How to Install Linux

Are you ready to try out a Linux distribution for the first time? In this introductory Linux training video tutorial, Darren Siaw walks you through step by step in installing Ubuntu Linux in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. 

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The Move to Linux--Netbook Remix

If you have been following my postings over the last year, you will have read about my attempts to migrate to Linux. Some have been partially successful, others have been unmitigated disasters. I have heard comments from Linux is for smart people to You are right when I comment that the installation process should not be as hard as it sometimes is.
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Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance

There's no avoiding it, if you're using a computer (or just about anything else) the operating system needs to be maintained. This article addresses Linux maintenance issues and techniques, along with things you would expect to deal with, coming from a Windows background.

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