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Switching to Ubuntu 10.04 from Windows XP

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I’ve been a long-time Windows fan like the vast majority of computer users, having been introduced to the world of computers through the Microsoft marvel. But with the growing popularity of Linux flavors, aren’t open source operating systems worth giving a try?

Ubuntu 10.04 is among the plethora of Linux distributions that you can choose from, touted to be very user-friendly and robust, especially the 32-bit version. It brings along a wave of benefits to those embarking on Operation Open Source. It’s fast and mostly reliable – it will help you out by suggesting commands to run if you’re missing an application. The installation is quick, and the boot up and shutdown are blazing fast. And importantly, like most Linux flavors, it provides a hostile environment for viruses to survive.

Given the benefits and the great deal of positive publicity, your instant thought may be, “Hey, going open-source is easy!” But, switching to Ubuntu 10.04 after dwelling in the cozy confines of Windows XP for years was far from easy for me.

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