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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.

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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Linux Migration Guide: Finding Help

The Linux community is massive. There are lots of places to go for help, enough so that sorting out which places to try first can be the tough part. Here's a handy guide to where to go when you need help with Linux.
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Linux Migration Guide: Keep Your Windows Games

One thing that can make people feel a bit nervous about moving from Windows to Linux is games. As much as everyone talks about productivity software and Web browsing, let's face it, everyone likes to have a little fun.

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Linux Migration Guide: Accessing Windows Data from Linux and Vice Versa

Since you're starting from the Windows world before moving to Linux, you no doubt have files on a Windows drive somewhere that you'll want to access from Linux.

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