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23 people found this helpful
About as good as it gets
on 15 January 2004
Wow! Linux For All, at last!
Simple installation, anyone with basic understanding of computers (who has taken a little time to read the excellent manual!) can be up and running in less than an hour. It's a no-brainer!
Goodbye viruses, crashes, popups, popunders, and expensive software upgrades.
For what most people want to do (Browse the web, e-mail, write word documents/spreadsheets/presentations, print, scan, make web pages, play/burn CD's, connect their digital camera, etc) this is ideal! Even some decent games.
It can use a more modest machine than Windows XP to function, so maybe no need to scrap the old computer....but it can live on the same machine as XP.
I installed on an IBM T20 laptop, and as laptops in general are considered a 'Linux Challenge' I was amazed everything worked. Sound, suspend, modem. Easy.
Only restriction is that, out of the box, it won't play commercially-bought DVD's due to America's DMCA.
But 5 minutes with Google, some basic instructions, and even that's fixed now.
(Ex-Red Hat 9 user, comfortable, but no expert with Linux)