Point and Click Linux
"Not many years ago, books that came with a Linux distribution usually had the user prepare an initial pair of floppies, cross his fingers, and sacrifice at least a hard drive partition just to try it out by installing either from a CD or over the network. If the user wanted to keep an existing Windows partition, things were even more complicated, because there were no newbie-friendly non-destructive partition editors. Having bored (suffered) through that process, and seemingly tried every possible combination of boot+root floppy images before hitting the one that actually worked all my hardware enough to let the installation begin, I'm a big fan of Live CD Linux distros: this is progress."
(Submitted by Noel Sun Nov 28, 2004 )
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