Winston Churchill 09:46 02 Feb 2003

Im sorry if you think that posting 3 time in 1 hour is to much but...... What is Linux? and what does it do?

  muppetmark 10:04 02 Feb 2003

This click here may answer some of your questiions.

There is a downloadable 700mb version of linux click here which requires no alterations to your system, which you can try once burnt to a bootable cd

  ams4127 11:55 02 Feb 2003

It is simply another operating system.

It tries to do what Windows does but in a totally different way.

The latest releases (Mandrake, SuSE and Red Hat) are pretty easy to install and, if you get it right, provide a reasonably stable system.

If you fancy stretching your brain for a while then I thoroughly recommend it. It is however, a very steep learning curve.

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