Getting started with Linux, for power users

Open Source Book coverHi! You've found a page that was previously published on OpenSourceSmall.biz, a web site associated with the book John wrote called Open Source Solutions for Small Business Problems. This book is available for purchase at Amazon (affiliate link), but we've rolled all the web site content into John's business site.

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November 18, 2004 - 8:43am -- John Locke

If you would like a good detailed overview for trying out Linux on a desktop, check out this story: Flexbeta - Fedora vs Mandrake vs Suse: Linux Distros Compared. It covers the three most popular Linux distributions, introducing you to desktop issues, office applications, and multimedia in Linux.

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  1. Again, good job on the site. Unfortunately, most people won't be able to tell just how cool it really is. There is definitely a better look and feel on the outside, but where it really shines is under the hood. In today's world of crappy software vendors who provide crappy products and next to zero service at premium prices, it's refreshing to work with someone who is honest, thorough, reasonable and willing to do what it takes to meet the customer's needs.

    Eric Leung, Director of Information Systems
    Outdoor Research

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