Switching to Linux

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| Gone are the days of reinstalling my OS to clean up all the gunk. Gone are
| the days of disk fragmentation and the blue screen of death, and gone are the
| days where programs crashed: malware and spyware simply can not exist in a
| linux environment with SELinux enabled.
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http://www.linuxhow2.com/Feature_Art..._to_Linux.html

My genealogist parents can use Linux now

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| My parents currently use Windows ME (believe it or not) on a fairly old
| computer. According to them, their computer crashes quite often, which is not
| a surprise at all. In fact, I'm surprised it's still in a usable state.
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http://happylinuxthoughts.blogspot.c...use-linux.html


Days ago:

A year with Linux on the desktop

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| The kids have been using Linux for years, so they’re happy penguins. I’m a
| happy penguin. The wife’s laptop is the only remaining Windows machine in the
| house and it is nearing the end of its life. I’m predicting we’ll be a
| Windows-free household in just a few months with absolutely no regrets. *
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http://flagrantdisregard.com/index.p...n-the-desktop/


Related:

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| Novell claimed several months
| back in a video ad that Desktop Linux users accounted for upwards of
| 30,000,000 different people. That's 30 million. Recent statements made by
| some Novell representatives indicate that they expect there are upwards of
| 50,000,000 Desktop Linux users. Microsoft has never contested the number of
| Desktop Linux users, and if anything the deal Microsoft signed with Novell
| was tacit agreement that Microsoft believed those numbers to be accurate.
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http://zerias.blogspot.com/2007/11/d...-vs-linux.html


Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey

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| The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one year, says
| a new survey by DesktopLinux.com. The survey also said Ubuntu remains their
| Linux distribution of choice. *
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http://www.sda-india.com/sda_india/p...19940,p,0.html


Survey: Desktop Linux use grows

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| DesktopLinux.com, which is a Web site devoted to, obviously, desktop Linux,
| has finished a survey that found more than a doubling of Linux desktop users
| in the past year. *
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatc...es/013576.html


Grandpa Gets a Dell with Ubuntu Linux Preinstalled

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| I'm very happy with my computer. I feel the price was reasonable, and the
| service was good. In fact, Dell appears to have gone to the "Scotty school of
| engineering" -- project how long you expect a project to take, then double
| the time. Then, when you come in under that time, you look like a whiz. *
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http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...70725085521830


Ubuntu for your grandmother.

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| They say its for geeks, they say its for nerds, they say its for those
| whose pinkie finger has the imprint of the enter key tattooed on it. We
| say its for your grandmother ! Yes my friends, I kid you not, for all
| of those who are afraid to dip their little toe into the great Linux-Lake
| let us reassure you : If your grandmother can do it ? So can you. Before
| we start , let me clarify : We are not talking about turning your
| Linux machine into a clustered database server with SQL, PHP, Apache,
| Samba and what have you. We are talking about the advantages of using
| Linux .. as a desktop.
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http://www.knightwise.com/content/view/154/9/