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Tux, as originally drawn by Larry Ewing

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I have used Linux off and on for 4 or 5 years. I finally did the big switch from OS X last year. I have many reasons why I have been attracted to it.  Open Source, free, comes with tons of applications that are also free. But, the biggest thing that I must have in an operating system is customization…

The thing about Linux is that you can have it be as plain or flashy as you like! Don’t like the way something looks? Change it! Don’t like a distro? Change it! In fact, there are hundreds of different distros, and thousands of FREE applications! You can change the desktop to your heart’s content.

Over the years, I’ve realized that I am not going to use half the software out there. I don’t utilize most of the capabilities of my computer. Most people don’t. I just get bored with the look and feel or want some feature.

If you are getting fed up with viruses, malware, the look of Windows XP, sick of Apple telling you what you can install, then take a serious look at all that Linux offers…

Here is a good place to start…

http://www.linux.com/learn/new-user-guides

One of the most popular distros out there… http://www.ubuntu.com/

My distro…http://www.pinguyos.com/

Don’t be scared…This ain’t your dad’s linux…

Here is my most recent desktop ‘look’. Yes, it will probably be different in a week’s time…lol.

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