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Moving to Linux®: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye! Second Edition by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Welcome to the Linux universe, one and all! Welcome also to this, the second edition of MOVING TO LINUX: KISS THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH GOODBYE!

Trying to pin down when something finally hits the mainstream is a crazy kind of game, fraught with danger. Linux has definitely hit the proverbial mainstream, and I'll explain shortly how I came to that conclusion. These days, the first question I get from people is no longer “What is Linux?” but, rather, “What do I have to do to get Linux on my system?” You can finally buy PCs with Linux preinstalled from Wal-Mart. The big names—HP, IBM, and Dell—all offer systems with Linux, and yet there is a better marker out there. Recently, my game-crazy 13-year-old nephew Paul asked me to ...

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