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Easy Linux for Your Grandparents

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In the January 2011 Computer Power User magazine there is a review of a new Ubuntu derivative designed for novice computer users to run Linux on their desktop, Pinguy OS.

I have installed this distro and been playing with it for a few days and there is much to like as it uses several desktop tools I have been using anyway without having to do the installation and configuration myself.

Of course, I do have to question the basic concept behind this new distribution – Who is it really for?

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