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Learning about Linux - the easy way

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Linux is seen as an alternative to Windows. So if you are one of those who does not want to be “assimilated into the collective” of Microsoft then maybe Linux is for you. If you are using a Mac then you are already a UNIX/Linix user - but may not know it.

Or perhaps you just want to keep up with the conversation - when the conversation turns to Linux.

If so, this posting is for you. This is a no-fuss, no-muss way to get your feet wet with Linux. This is so easy that “no excuses” - we take no prisioners.

KNOPPIX

A popular “fully loaded” (all the bells and whistles) distribution of Linux is Knoppix. Once you get your hands on Knoppix you have an extremely powerful Linux.

Here are some of the things you can do:

Use Open Office – an alternative to Microsoft Office.
Browse the internet in a super safe way.
Play DVD’s and CD’s
Software development
Access Windows Shares on your attached network
Run a file server (NFS, Windows, etc)
Run a Web Server – Apache - out of the box
Run a database – mySQL
Watch all the traffic on your network – WireShark

There is a ton more stuff you can do. There are even some exotic things you can do like use this Linux as a boot server to boot other PC’s over the network - more about that later.

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