July 09, 2010, 6:35 PM — Have you ever been tempted by desktop Linux’s security and stability, but you didn’t know where to begin? You don’t have to be some kind of technical wizard who chants “awk, grep, sed” at a shell command prompt to run Linux these days. Which Linux is right for you and what’s the best way to get acquainted? This guide will help.
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