Will I be able to use Linux?

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Will I be able to use Linux?

Postby marrryjay » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:16 pm

Hi. How advanced of a user do I have to be to use Linux and can someone point to a place or summrize the key difference between Linux and Windows. Will I be able to use it? What key features does it have? How are programs installed? Most programs I see are for Windows/Mac. Does that mean its very limited? Are the products the same in Linux as in Windows?

What is the *main aspect I need to know or be good at to be able to use Linux effectively? Whats the most difficult part of Linux for a daily user? What are its biggest flaws and pro's?


Thanks for any replies!
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Postby 127.0.0.1 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:23 pm

If your new to Linux I would suggest you give ubuntu linux a try because it is a really polished distro for new Linux users.

ubuntu linux:
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop

Some programs such as photoshop are not available for Linux but alternatives exist such as the gimp. For every application in Windows there is an equivalent in Linux. The biggest pros of Linux is it's GPL license, security, stability, and reliability. For these reasons Linux is often used as a server OS but it can also be a great desktop OS. Personally I run slackware Linux as a desktop and server OS (on two separate machines of course).

For more information about Linux go here:
http://www.linux.org/info/advocacy.html

Here's a cool Linux distro chooser:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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