Although you may have heard of Linux super-stable, free, doesn't suffer from Windows viruses few people have used it on the desktop. Unless you go
looking very hard for one, you won't find a retail machine with Linux pre-installed; Microsoft has in the past put considerable pressure on PC
manufacturers not to sell anything besides Windows. And for manufacturers, there's little point in bothering to put anything but Windows on because
that's what the overwhelming majority of people want (initially). And if you want to install Linux, you can.
July 3, 2003