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Moving to Free Software by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 21. The Ultimate Free Software: Linux

Now we come to the end of the book and the last chapter. By now, I’m sure you’ve discovered that there are plenty of exceptional free software packages available for your system, and that by using those packages you are on your way to saving yourself a small fortune. Having convinced you of the value of these programs, I’m going to make a pitch for the ultimate and best free software, Linux—specifically, Ubuntu Linux.

Included on the DVD that came with this book is a full-featured Ubuntu Linux distribution that runs entirely from the CD-ROM drive. That’s right. You can run Linux on your system without having to change your system or uninstall Windows. Then, when you are ready to make the jump official, ...

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