A sneaky Linux present for a Windows-using friend

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Want a really, really sneaky way to get your Windows loyalist friends to give Linux a try? Boy, does Chris Ward, an IBM software engineer, have an idea for you!

n an IBM DeveloperWorks article, Ward describes how to put together a Linux LiveCD.

What's that, you say? You've heard the "give-them-a-Linux-LiveCD-to-play-with trick" a million times, and the only thing that happened was that your LiveCDs have become more popular than AOL discs for coasters?

Ward has a better, more underhanded, way of making them give Linux a try.

In his scheme, you create a Linux LiveCD, which you can then install on your victim's -- uh, friend's -- Windows system. Then, the next time their screen saver comes up, instead of those ancient flying toasters, they'll find themselves face to face with a working Linux system.

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