Now It's Your Turn

Readers have been sending in all sorts of questions. It's time to provide a few answers

Back in the spring, I wrote about the travails of installing the free operating system Linux. Since then, I've got e-mail daily from folks who want to know how it's going; in their way, Linux's adherents are as evangelical as any member of the orthodox Macintosh religion. Others--who, I guess, didn't read between my lines--wanted to know if they should use Linux instead of Windows or the Mac's operating system. That second question is far easier to answer than the first: for most of the laypeople who read this column, if you have to ask, don't install Linux. It's not for...

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