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Linux? Windows? Huh?

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Ubuntu

This is not a gripe against windows. I use windows on a daily basis and I know how to get the most out of the experience. With a little work, it’s a highly polished and reliable OS. But how much “a little work” can we expect of an inexperienced new computer user. I have also recently installed the latest release of Ubuntu Linux and have found that its ease of use is second to no other OS I’ve used as of yet. What this is, is a gripe against the mainstream OS and computer manufacturing business.

Mainly, new computer users don’t use Linux because they’ve never heard of it and almost no PC’s come with it preinstalled. It wouldnt be hard to convince a person to use Ubuntu Linux who had no experience with computers. The words “Free OS and gobs of free software instantly at your disposal” would win someone over immediatley. And if you think Linux is hard to use, read on.

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