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Linux for Home Users

Introduction

to Linux:

It’s a free

operating system available to download but you have to pay a tiny bit to mail

order it or buy it from a company. Linux came into being about 11 years ago- it

was developed by Linus Torvalds of Finland along with a group of programmers

from the open source software movement.

Linux is growing

steadily year after year. With a passionate community backing it, with big

companies Like IBM and HP pledging their support for it, it’s no wonder Linux-

the wonder operating system for servers of the past, has also made it to the

desktops of today.

Linux is based on

the commercial OS, UNIX. All the operating systems try to pack in command line

management of systems. System administrators of companies use command lines all

the times as their lifeline, but it’s not really meant for regulars users.

Tips for Home

Users:

If you want to

get comfortable with Linux, you don’t have to let go of windows. Get Linux

installed on a separate partition and you can switch between Windows and

Linux. For new users who don’t have any computer background learning windows

or Linux both takes same time and sitting.

It is

suggested that new PC buyers should get both operating systems installed and

should use them equally. If you’re getting Linux for more than 2-3 PCs, you

can also get training and support at a small free, if you choose to have it.

Else it’s the Linux community on the Net to your rescue.

You don’t have

to be a great computer user to work with Linux. There are Desktop environments

that let you work in Linux as you work in Windows. As you work with windows,

same is the case with Linux.

Linux hands in

decreasing PC prices.

PC prices are

already on their way down. And you get more choice with operating systems and

applications. From being an OS only computer professionals had heard about,

Linux, in a short time, has made a transition into the lucrative and high

profile home PC segment.

The PCs bundle

the operating system. Linux being a free open source operating system means that

the code that runs is open for everyone to see, work with, modify and develop

their own innovative applications for it. But this is nothing compared to the

money people spend on Operating Systems like windows. And a company bundles