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  1. #1
    Rich DeRuvo
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    Whos uses Linux?

    Can anyone tell me the difference between Windows and Linux? I need a laptop and I founf those cheap mini ones but they only have linux. I've never used it. What's the difference?



  2. #2
    stevenlabri τΏτ
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    Last time I checked, Linux is a free OS and the interface looks like windows. Nonetheless, the people I know using Linux have no issues. Couple Linux with Open Office and you have an inexpensive WP.

    If Joe Zeff chimes in, he can elaborate.

  3. #3
    Busy Lizzy
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    What steven says.
    I use Linux, thanks to my son who is a big fan and initiated me to it.
    There are far less Viruses (or is it "Viri"?) around in Linux. That was the main argument for me. I hate doing security updates and you don't have to update so often.

    Busy Lizzy

  4. #4
    Rich DeRuvo
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    I asked a friend who says Linux was horrible but I think he used it only once. Can it handle MS WORD?? Pretty much, I'm looking at one of those mini laptpops with linux for $250. Is it worth it? Can I DL Linux anywhere to run it from windows to see if I like it? I looked with no avail.

  5. #5
    Busy Lizzy
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    Of course Linux can handle MS WORD. Every standard Linux-Distribution has OpenOffice preinstalled.

    If you want to try Linux check out
    www.ubuntu.com
    You can download it and burn it onto a CD.
    Than you can start your PC from the CD and try everything without installing it.

    Busy Lizzy's son

    (I asked the expert - hope this helps)

    Busy Lizzy

  6. #6
    Rich DeRuvo
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    thanks, I'll try this

  7. #7
    Rich DeRuvo
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    So us ubunto like a form of linux? If I bought a comp would it be ubunto or linux? I'm a little confused. lol

  8. #8
    Busy Lizzy
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    Linux itself is just the System-Core called the 'Kernel'.

    If you want to use Linux there are a couple of so-called 'distributions'.
    They often include a graphical user interface and programs like Firefox, OpenOffice etc.

    I suggest the distribution Ubuntu, because it is an easy-to-use-distribution, meaning you don't have to know how everything works. It is rather easy to install and to use.

    You can find more information at: http://www.getgnulinux.org/

    Again, BusyLizzy's son

  9. #9
    jayce
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    FWIW, the Mac OS is linux based.

  10. #10
    jayce
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    Re: Whos uses Linux?

    Pardon... unix based, which begat linux.

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