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made tfuc Interuet m'@:r('eompctitive, ere~Hlltl cou ntless .i:nnov;Jlri,('I ns aud ;3 boon fOI" l'onSUIlilcr.s.Wf: shouldn 't ~~t]rlothis, True, pi)ndd<ln~ 8hll'~!.~dI tcc:h·$,w""'Y, but tll:c}' be
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To C'on1b,'U the :pr(lM~.m, Second Ufi) erC<lrOr L~nd·l;!':n L;lhs h:n ill been suspe Ildiuj::. metullc!.'.S. (USI,I ~lly .I:o~~ ::IJ[c:\V days) for sueh bC"h::n(io r. 0 n ;ill typical day. ovc:r 30 plll ~,1s:hmcnrs a!1C'meted out i :,li~d: the C'~"i~rn.l!';S ;,1!lC' pl'IbUsh('d i~ .<11) onUnco pD).li~~ bletter (WI.!.''1V ,:!;el;ollclrif('l~i1'rulcl,~·om) ...Bl~t serious, l'C3.I-Urc of[~ nders ca n illAl:k. in ~~~.c sh;u;iQ,!''SofSccQnd Ufc, which h.\,v'JiW OI1il: i:l1:ilij)n ~.;",!(cnfG[~~~ rnc~~[unit has set up ~1J virt~m~SP';:ICe[0 uy [0 trap sex offcnders. And .ifs whySccoud Life recently baoned g..1I:[JfIbl:in~. Bul: doesvlrrual '11'I'.rongdo]ng lead ~:o people commirtiag crimes in [he real. "vor1d~ "Th ..r's "C<llir s:o.mlcthilll\~[~at no sttu,d}' has shown conclu:s,ivt1ly.one \v.;\y l'.r tht! otl'l~·.r;·' 3.y~Nick "li'~c,whoreee []( ~~,r.ti~'lIig;h(.\d S fOll1rycar's of research ~u Stauford U [live .l"siWen .imlm'lx:I'S]VC virtual cnvieortmcurs, y~~cl!lo :pOil.HS am thar SillJch C'nvilf~'Uln'lCnts a are sdJ!...&('l~edn~. mtJ'~.ilkitg,{;",'t'i1'one th(ircd.l00sCS~liO :1P~n·tt~ip<lt~. And Jthm'~l '"iol.c:r.1Lt p'mucSMhllCI.~ specific gl·t\u p, Second .Ute has such ~,~rtHlld .1Jpp(::n.I. that: amo DB rhe millions of people i.n.'I"I."IIV'e~1
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eve'ry inch ot the 'wa_yr. ,An,dyo.u don't bsve to give up ,using Winclows,
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do'\,\'~usersto ~ivc Linux ~I"",hb-]. The OS is more usahilt' th an (!'I,"cr,easier to install, and
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twe m~l:inclesktop OSs or consider your· self a rebel to (]nd L iI1.Y;O:; ,:I p~~ i1.1\!?o.Ul d C~~ even addle ~iv,c·.1'h~ joy I.tt:~in du:; opt iOIf~:;': U ll.l.ukc WiJu.lD,!v,s,in whoseworld soit\\'i]l"c ~h·lcs;.lrmvceen staud .. rdil:ed t'o the po]n( b ofbon::clom, Linux offers .. :hIlJ~C';ll.lrrru~r of so trwarc c,hoires. ]n ~h is ~~!'J,SC. l.irll,j"; i~ rem iniscc n't:of the d~ys of [lOS. bt,to:r(' Mi,croso·f[ :~.~u..l ~, stranglehold on nfficc a:PPUc;[ltions3_nd Adobtl on ,!;r~~pl~ies. icatieus, Thatwas mppi a time of c,iloic(,-OOlll,l·C' ot it good, SOilllC' of i~ bad, bu t ~tn choice-s-and it'!'l\\·h at you I !;('t with Linux Il@W, especlally ifyeu'rc lust ~cuin~ started, DICI,I;l't like Opc:rII,Officc ,org"s\\'or,,1 prl..lceM~r? <t::ft'lb ~l~(Ith~r on~. Don't like 111t:GI1\,[P' H:r~tphic:s ed'Ulnr? DO'!Nn~ (I ill d ;J nd in stall so :Il"lctmti :ru,~ else Nt,to-cl :s.o.I]l'Ldh][!~:s.pl.;lcitfk th<l~L'IDpro!':t~~l'I!.l SCl~ms to accompl ish~ .Put ;]I requcs [ on a Li nu X d iSiC ~LS!'l:~O n !!! r·ou:p :11]0 scc~r al'1}·Ol:1.e t~~kcs yon up on it. Liaux is a proud commu ni~~,r cDI:rtr.ibll~:Ors, of
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Q: rve read 'that ~,c:,aln serilou sly damag'B my monitor by insta~ling t.lnux if I d,on't know what l'm doing. ls 'this true? .A_: lit used to be, but no lonl'glelr. ~'f
choose one of the ~altest dlstros to Install, it· win handle ,iSI~~ 'YOIU" nal.rdWBlr'E!' ldndlly and gellil'tily. There's no gualrallilt!e'e that U wi~lllIflecogni:ze, ,every sin'gl,e p,iie'ce 0" halrdwEue on your system, but then a9arulil~either does Wiindo,ws much oif'the time. That n sald, i'llstalilling dr[vler's ls easwelr inWwndows than ~n Unux so
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f

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i't: do'esn!"! do, so llmmedi'atcely lfIp'o:n in,s.·taliatio'in.

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work on yOlur datafllss using your new Unux apes+or slmpolly to attach those files in the ,e ..rna~1 mlessCI'ges y,ou send
Unux. The answer ls that Y'OI!J cain indeed access,

the" ycar'S

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d~5Uibl,.ltC'd dllC' kl;;'f!ld b}' piltC'.k~~!:i.n.g it ,,~riIJ~ nhuge 'ii7liriC(Y of :~rec progliflinl:s. of a.~I, types, distl,ibudlll,!,\ the package Vl.:l!: down[oad oren CD OF nVD. rrh:;'lf~how t:lilu:: rermrdtsrro" cmcrgcdlFor (his arrlclc. \\f".·"tC 'Cho~t'!1!t he' popu lar Ub ~IrI!~'~- d~ C' same Ubun,tu tlll'lt now eomes lnsralledon Sllrnc new De II S)'stC:llLl~::lS a dcmcasrration dh:;triJ, but several others are C;lSY [0 recommend, AI.ypi-t: .• ditl.fliU Qan[.~i!ls thl;:kernel, d 3101il.p: wiJd} I'I1l;;JJJru:},' to 01 S~ nd .<1 p P I i,G~ui,ons. f~u" Wi nd 0"'>'5 1J! sers t'!.,hosC'lives h~'e kms revolved around ::tGUt the most illil.~.po.rtaut part of the dlsrro is the i.ndusionof the X\:Vindow Sy:s(crn i(1,J15u;;IJl}f<lbbrcrviared (eI,"X"). This alilowsUnux US'l~I'S to have a GU] cnvlroueaenr, Two ,pr.imary gra.phi.ea[ desho,p envirumnents h:l:"'~
h,"'e

the dia'taftom y,our NITFSdrives, but not from tihe moment lhlUX is ~nst,~lIIed.B"E!'fQre yo,u. can do, this], yo,ulU ne'ed:'iIt'ouse I your IPacka'ge Mal'llag'er to il'llst.aU the, NTFS drlvers.and then ...... dependh'llgl ,on your dmstro-tnolu1t the NITFSpaJt'tmti.ruls feu use wnside Llnux ..Wherll YOY're ready tOI give ~ta tirYI a (;oogll,e search for liIiNT'SF dr-Ivies wnlifJ'u:x,u ni~p~,acin.g' linux wmth the name o'f your parttcular distro, w~11 almost eertal nly lead you to the, ~nf()rma,ticHf'1 you n"eed.
cm!l.·I"!!:('d th'llt m(ik~~iM of X: KDE {~hc K ~
Desktop E.lw:~mn.lncll~)andNOME (dlC' G
fll!l.son"!C[~~WS; with O'!I bi.t !i;n{c~U:r;1o~!,l~'id loadl ng, on the Qtl~:,",r. J'U'boll.g~.':) YO'Wj C;'I.11!(';unfigLl:!c 1:10 [11 KllE <linedGNOr1l,'~E however you wish, the
1

<CiNU Nctt'l.'ork menrl,

Object Mod~'l Envlren-

l)i6itro~tend to be disti I1!~Uishcd in part
by w.h(·d'll.cr they II s~KDE (Dr GNUM I:as thci.r dcmul,t e nvl rO'lUl,1C:IIll:t. bu t you're not rcstr] ered '[0 o'uc ijI r the othe r, Y(;!U c <In. Install both (~111Jd. lndeed more dUlin t!J,ese) on 3l'li~' Llnux syswm, a[ld lm1l<lny sppltca'tjons d{_'vdopl!d (:a;.rij)~lC cnvlremneat will

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Q: C,a:nI run Windows,

p,r,ogralmls

whUe in Linux?

,A::WleUI, seeta, You need 'to ~lnstlalll Win,e, whmen lis des,igllned to ~IetyOUI do this, But instal IhlQI and confi'QlLlringl Wine talkies twmle, effort and Ell fedrly hm'gh de'91lree of technlcal know ..how. And eveln with hel'p from Uru.llx techles youlU want. to 'by Ht ,only with older Windows IJ:llrogr',alms not Office ,20 ,07. So1:ihe t' r:H91
i

d iSIPOS;1~. 'VI,11'g,t·~"(';,)S tho wp~r;:;.l GNO~.I E dispby opts, for a cleaner ..Icsslu-your-fnee appe .. <IIJ1ClCU S on'il(.' ~'L'Ople are S{!il,d I~' in Irhil' KI!.YE ca,llnpmld others ilrl the GN01\,[E Crlnltp. hllt both fullr acccpredjn the UIilIUX cornmurriry, In frH~t. ne:lr.ly .3U 1l1:'liar dh;uO:[:i, Qn~r both. dthC'rasscp',a'rn~{'dQwn!o.adsOl: c~n~bln(ld int\iJO!1~p~-ck3g~·. Forexample, M.and rlva o fiti~ rsirs frt'c

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Kubu.[lw lnsrend, whieh hlt:!Uh:~'·[<::!· pcels

Java-based applilcationS'11 whlcht.lnux runs le,xtremely we~ I.

ties) ship[\; ''''ith KI)E.r"{'.ady to run.

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