Saturday, November 17, 2007

Let go of Windows

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd run this fun holiday strip. It's one of my favorites. But it also helps to make the point that in order to move to Linux, you really need to LET GO OF WINDOWS.

Rather than make a complete blind leap of faith, it's better to build a bridge (that is, build an understanding of the operating system).

The best way to do this is to simply run Linux from a Live CD. When you run Linux from the Live CD, you don't risk losing any of your Windows data or documents. You also get a chance to see Linux in action, run the software, browse the Internet, send email, play media files, etc. You can do all this right from the Live CD. And you'll be learning about Linux a little bit at a time. Pretty soon, you'll be familiar with Linux enough, that you'll want to do a permanent hard drive install.

Every year, Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. But what falls on the second Tuesday of every month?

Answer: Patch Tuesday.

Patch Tuesday is the day Microsoft releases a new security patch to plug yet another hole found in Windows. The problem is, once this security patch is released, malicious coders can analyze it and then build a new exploit. This usually happens the very next day. hence this has become known as "Exploit Wednesday."

Why continue to risk the countless exploits and patches plaguing Windows? Get Linux, run the Live CD, and you'll see how much safer, secure and enjoyable it is!

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