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How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1

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I’ve been using the Windows OS ever since version 3.0. So I’ve got some intimate knowledge of the problems and foibles you run into when trying to install hardware and software. I also own a MacBook running OS X, so I know how intuitive Apple's OS is in comparison.

I'm intrigued to see if 2008 is really the year when Linux is ready for prime-time.

Over the last few years I’ve dabbled with Linux now and then, but I’ve always found that there were too many problems for me to cope with, particularly when it came to hardware drivers. However, Linux has made great strides on this front, so I was interested to see whether a distro like Ubuntu can let me do everything that I do in Windows and OS X.

One of the main problems with Microsoft's Windows OS is that virtually everything on your motherboard, and anything you want to install, requires an appropriate driver. This used to be the case with Linux, but like Apple’s OS X, a large number of drivers are now built into the Linux kernel.

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