The walk through won't hold any surprises for Linux users, but if there is anyone still holding back from Linux, concerned about how Linux is supposedly 'complicated', you might want to check this out. It doesn't get any simpler than this. You might then also want to take a look at my article about easy software installation on Linux...
Notice in the walk-through: Not a single license you have to agree to, with which you'd sign away your rights and freedoms. Ahh! How refreshing...
Another nice thing to keep in mind: After this install is done, you will have a fully operational system, with e-mail client(s), office software packages, graphics and multi-media programs, etc. Contrary to a 'certain other OS', which contains none of that right out of the box, and which would require separate purchase of those items.
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Comment by freitasm, on 23-Oct-2007 07:38
IF by a"certain OS" you refer to Microsoft Windows, then you are wrong. There's an e-mail client in the system (Outlook Express or Windows Mail), a browse, media player.
Comment by cokemaster, on 23-Oct-2007 14:26
That kinda falls out of scope of an operating system.
Windows does come with windows movie maker, wordpad, paintbrush, image viewer etc.
Comment by chakkaradeep, on 23-Oct-2007 15:20
Do you think Microsoft is responsible for Adobe to price their Adobe Photoshop ?
Do you think Microsoft is responsible for other Multi media softwares to be priced ?
If you havent noticed Windows Live Suite having Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Writer - Things are changing with Windows Live a lot.
Comment by chakkaradeep, on 23-Oct-2007 16:13
Contrary to a 'certain other OS', which contains none of that right out of the box, and which would require separate purchase of those items.
Please understand that that 'certain other OS' has never bundled any of those and thats the reason I asked. And people know that already ! So, actually complaining that 'certain other OS' is not providing doesnt match here
Comment by chakkaradeep, on 23-Oct-2007 16:51
There are various many other factors that a certain Operating System is suitable for working than the Softwares that come bundled by default.
I am also a Linux User and I do know its merits and demerits. Today, one cannot shift to Linux as easily as you could tell. The offerings in Linux is still less. The apps are not that powerful - example? the GIMP's interface - cluttered window - do you think its winning the UI competition with other priced ones like Photoshop ? Do you think GIMP is so simple for anyone to use ? If you compare the options avaialble in GIMP and Adbobe Photoshop (eliminating the basic features) , there are lots and lots stuff in Adobe. People pay because they find something good and useful from it. I cant use GIMP simply because its open source and free , it doesnt make sense.
Let me ask you few things --
1) Do you think Microsoft Windows is not usable at all without these additional softwares that come bundled by default with Linux distributions ?
2) Do you think Linux is great because it makes avaialble all the applications for free without any cost ? (which is easy for users and difficult for developers!!!)
When it comes to Business, its hard to be Open Source and it can never happen. If I develop a product, I may seriously think whether to release the source code or not for various reasons. Thats going to be my bread and butter. Is Sun's Star Office free ? Sure, Star Office has its own features that separates it from Open Office. How many people said that use Star Office ?