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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For the last month, every time insert one of the four pieces of 512mb ram, Windows (Vista and XP) get a blue screen of death on start up. But, just out of interest, I decided to see if the problem also persists with OpenSuse Linux. So I booted up the system and selected OpenSuse. OpenSuse started up (and worked) like a charm, like there was nothing wrong.
Yeah, I know, its obvious, computer companies are beginning to adopt Linux onto their notebook market and some desktop branches. But this article isn't about that, its about how software companies are going to start seeing Linux pull on their sleeves as a bigger and bigger portion of the market is going to Linux.
When switching, or planning to switch to Linux, most people find it hard to understand the new or technical terms that come with using Linux. Here is a list of 10 terms you probably should know.
Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.
Ask yourself, what kind of software do you use? What kind of a user are you? Most people will say they need MS Office, Photoshop, a calender and MSN (Or any other chat client). The truth is, unless your a professional user, Linux has all the same tools for free
Open source is a term that we have all heard. Open source simply means that the complete code of a program is available to anyone and can be modified in any way pleased. Why is this correct? Very simple. Have you you ever played the game of "Secret"; A game were a secret is whispered from person to person and the secret has to come back the same way it was originally to the person who started it.