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Meet Ubuntu Linux

Because you're holding this book in your hands, there is a good chance that you have heard of Ubuntu Linux before. Maybe someone suggested it to you or you have read about it in the media. Anyway, we will try to show you how you can use it to make your life easier. First we point out ten (though there are certainly more) good reasons why you should give it a try. Then we talk about Ubuntu Linux in more detail, showing what it is and what it is like to work with.

We will be happy if, by the end of this chapter, you feel confident enough to install Ubuntu Linux on a PC. Of course, you'll get the maximum benefit from it by reading the rest of the book. Without proper guidance you may sometimes feel that Linux ...

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