Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Best Gift This Christmas! Linux!

It's so true. The Christmas gifts we remember the most and look upon fondly (and use the most) throughout the years are the gifts that someone either made or invested a good deal of thought into creating.  All too often we run off to the mall or big box store, grab something off the shelf, wrap it up, and give it to someone on our list.  And the gift usually gets tossed to the side.

This year, may I suggest a gift that will pay big dividends for you and the recipient in the years to come?  Give Linux for Christmas!  When you give Linux, you accomplish two things.  First, you learn how to download and burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD.
Secondly, you're giving a gift that will free the recipient of all Windows headaches and problems FOREVER! And lastly, anyone receiving Linux will now be engaged with the Operating System and its community.  In other words, when you run Linux, you get on a learning curve that will actually hep you understand and run your computer BETTER!  Linux will run and be quite easy to use from the get go.  And as you continue to use Linux, you'll actually get under the hood to tweak the system and learn some of the ins and outs.  And this is a good thing.
The Linux distro I'm recommending right now is Linux Mint. Linux Mint is an incredibly complete and stable OS!   Once you install it to your system, you'll be sufing the internet, playing DVDs and MP3 files, editing photis in Gimp,  writing documents in Office, etc.  Linux Mint does everyting Winodws does but at a better price. FREE! and Linux Mint has a wonderfully helpful community.

So, grab a stack of blank CDs (or DVDs), download the Linux Mint ISO, burn it to disk, wrap, and give a gift this Christmas that will keep giving in the years to come!

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