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Linux - suitable for geeks only, or perhaps not

There are tens of thousands of would-be geeks out there who have attempted to install one or another version of Linux, the 'free' Unix-like operating system developed by the Norwegian supergeek, Linus Torvald. Rather a lot of us have failed. I've been monitoring the chat site of a new super-compact version of Linux and, after a fortnight, the Why-have-I-blown-it? messages number more than 100. I'm about to try the new full-size Mandrake 8 Linux, but if this is anything like my promise ...

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