jump to navigation

Boot out Microsoft, boot up Linux: 05.12.06

Posted by wimac in *nix.
trackback

For many, Microsoft Windows seems like the only game in town. Linux is viewed as too difficult for the average consumer — a perception the Linux community challenges head-on with user-friendly distributions, commitment-free liveCDs, how-to-books, and articles like a recent four-part offering from ExtremeTech. In part one of “Giving Microsoft the Boot,” author Dave Salvatore explains what the home user will gain and lose by switching away from Microsoft products, and covers the basics of exploratory installation. In part two, Salvatore covers set-up of a secure and low-cost home server. Part three addresses readers who insist on bleeding-edge gear for the latest computer game releases, showing them how to configure dual-boot Windows/Linux machine. In the fourth and final installment, Salvator explains what it takes to get a Linux based home theater PC system working… aside from patience and plenty of time.

Read parts one, two, three, and four of “Giving Microsoft the boot” at ExtremeTech.com

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: