January 8, 2002
Escape from Redmond<http://www.byte.com/images/structure/spacer.gif>
Author: JT Smith
A Byte.com article by Jerry Pornelle discusses the pros and cons of Windows alternatives, primarily Linux. "If you're a tinkerer, you should by all means have a look at Linux. My friend Roland Dobbins uses Slackware Linux because it's the most UNIX-like of all the distributions out there; but for beginners, he generally recommends Mandrake. The relative newcomer Redmond Linux ? no irony in that name, what? ? also deserves your attention."