Free means free, no kidding. Pretty much everything you get with commercial distributions is included, for example, word processor, spreadsheet, Web browsers, e-mail. About the only thing you don't get is: 1. support; and 2. some of the emulation programs we talked about last week that allow you to run Windows programs.
April 4, 2004
Linux solutions for you newbies - and for us cheapskates to boot
Much as I like the for-fee Xandros version of Linux, longtime readers know I'm basically a cheapskate. And if you are, too, you'll enjoy our parting shot at Linux, namely, how to get one of the free distributions.