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Why You SHOULD Try Linux On Your Netbook…

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After having spent a couple of months trying Linux on a netbook, I figured I’d write a little article on why you should try Linux on your netbook and how to go about doing it.

For years Linux has been more of a developer’s hobby, and while powerful from a technical management point of view (which in part accounts for it’s popularity in server management), it was always somewhat lacking at a desktop user level. There were many reasons for this and I won’t bore you with them. Starting about four to five years ago or so, however, a HUGE push to make Linux not just more user friendly for desktop users, but also making it distributions better integrated and ready to run right out of the box, began. The main driving forces behind this move to make Linux more user friendly for the average desktop user (the Linux Newbie) have been Canonical, the organization behind the development of Linux biggest distribution, Ubuntu, as well as Novell (the developers of OpenSusse) and Red Hat (the developers of Red Hat Linux and Fedora).

Today there are many distributions that are in many ways the equal or superior of other mature operating systems such as Windows 7 or Mac OS.

At this point in time I would recommend trying out:




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