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I'm ready to switch. I've use primarily Windows most of my life and after building my own computer I can't understand how Microsoft expects me to pay $255 for the O/S. I'm a noob, and I'll admit it, so bare with me.
My question is this, I've downloaded and burned Slackware 9.0. And I'm tentative to load it. I've had no experience with Linux. Is slackware user friendly enough that it's worth it for me to try to do it myself? Not only that, but I heard installation of Windows programs onto Linux is a huge pain in the butt. Someone please help the NOOBIE.
Slackware isn't hard to use as other people make it out to be. For me, slackware was the easiest to use and i tried mandrake and red hat. Just read a few documents and then u can get rolling right away. And all the commands do what they are supposed to do! With red hat and mandrake, i managed to mess them up in 3 days!! Then I tried slack and it's working flawlessly without any problems. It's been a month since i used linux and it hasn't crashed yet