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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The purpose of this post is to give folks that have never used Ubuntu (or even Linux) and idea of what Ubuntu is all about. The reason for putting this together is that most of the existing reviews online are exactly that: reviews. While certainly helpful for existing Linux users it doesn’t give folks who have never tried Linux (or even Mac) before a good introduction to this crazy new thing called “Ubuntu”. There are concepts in Ubuntu that don’t exist in some other Linux distrobutions especially if the last time you tried Linux was back in the day of hunting through rpmfind.net digging for your exact build of the RPM you needed in order to get Wine to run Half-Life 1.