Friends, this is the first post of the series of post on "moving to Linux from Windows". I was a Windows user since early 2002; Windows 98, Millennium then XP and finally 7, it was more than 10 years. My first encounter with Linux was during my masters. I had to use a simulator for my project, which recommended Linux host. It was in 2008-09, first time I used Linux for working rather for visiting for demo. However, I used it within vmware and as per my best knowledge, it was Fedora Core 10 or 8 maybe. Last year, when I joined ISI, I was given a server account with Sun Solaris. Then I decided to switch my lab system to fedora and installed Fedora core 13. After few days, I liked it. I liked it a lot. Linux has come a long way, and it is now competing with Windows for desktop PCs. My regular follower knows that recently I bring home a laptop. And I decided for Linux. In this post, I will talk about few distribution and desktop, I am familiar with, or I tried for my laptop. complete article

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He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on August 14, 2011