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Kanotix Live-CD: Gentle Intro for Beginners

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Have you ever wondered what Linux is all about? Are you curious to see what everyone keeps referring to? Would you like a gentle and easy way to try out Linux without losing any of your Windows programs and files?

There is indeed an alternative for your current operating system and the cost is less than one dollar, depending on how much you pay for empty CD's. I know that we were all all taught to view free things as "cheap" and that nothing is truly free, especially software. However, years ago, there was a group of dedicated, talented programmers armed with a vision to provide free functional software for everyone in the world. It was a difficult beginning.

Only skilled users were able to cope with Linux and the many commands needed to perform tasks and use the operating system. Nevertheless, Linux proved to be a flexible and powerful solution for many tasks. Within time, what began as a few applications and programs for use expanded to over seventy two thousand applications and tools for research, training, business, and home use.

Today, Linux development is at the stage where a beginner does not need to learn commands or toil in the complex world of technical speak. Instead the GUIs (graphical user interfaces) help new users perform almost any task with simple mouse clicks.

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