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  •  Yes (none)
    I'd suggest a person like you try Linux. Linux is for power users.

    The best Linux to try for you would be Suse, or Linspire if your goal is to have a good Desktop machine. Fedora is a bit more secure because it uses SELinux, Security Enhanced Linux is an NSA developed kernel which makes it near impossible to hack. Fedora features this.

    Learn how to take back the issue of national security. Progressives are stronger on security.

    by Lucian on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 06:59:22 PM PST

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    •  aoeu (none)
      I'd suggest mandrake for total newcomers to linux.  My boss could install it.  (hi boss, should you read this :p)
    •  There's a really easy way to try Linux (none)
      Most of the major desktop Linux makers now offer what's known as a 'LiveCD'. It's a CD ROM that you pop into your computer as it's starting. Instead of starting Windows, it starts the OS on the CD.

      The really cool thing is that it runs directly from the CD without storing a single file on your hard drive. This means you can play around, get the feel for the thing, then just reboot to get your computer back to exactly the way it was before.

      Note that because it's running from the CD, programs take a while to load. Once they're running though, you won't see many problems with speed.

      I've tested about 7 of these LiveCDs in the last few months, and found that most of them are really nice and easy to use. I'd especially recommend the Suse and Mandrake versions.

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