Is Linux right for your mother?

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| My earlier claim that Linux can cost 20% as much as a Macintosh, assumes not
| only getting the operating system for free, but also running it on an old
| computer. The ability to run on a wide variety of hardware is big advantage
| of Linux compared to Macs.
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13554_1-9792477-33.html

Automatix may no longer be necessary...

Ubuntu Gutsy Makes Automatix Obsolete

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| Oh, and apologies to the Automatix folks. They deserve a lot of credit. If it
| weren’t for them, Ubuntu would not have become my primary OS at home.
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http://www.5thwind.com/?p=48


Related:

5 Reasons your parents should use Linux

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| # Dell
|
| You no longer can use the excuse that when you install Linux on your parents
| computer, it doesn’t work “out of the box”. With the semi-recent Dell and
| Canonical partnership you now have an option of buying a computer or laptop
| that comes pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux. *
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http://www.foogazi.com/2007/09/27/5-...uld-use-linux/


Is it time to exit from Windows?

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| The offer of pre-installed Linux by mainstream PC makers doesn't mean the
| open-source operating system is poised to sweep aside Microsoft’s; but while
| its cost advantages may never be compelling, finance departments must prepare
| to consider the merits of switching their own operations to Linux – and to
| hear a stronger case for its company-wide adoption. * *
|
| [...]
|
| According to Dell, up to 30,000 buyers have already asked for pre-installed
| Linux.
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http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/cgi-b...&h=1020&f=1026