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Old 08-21-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Best of many worlds


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WHEN I switched from Windows to Linux last year, a decision I had to make as a technology writer was what to do with readers who were still on Microsoft’s proprietary operating system. On one hand, I felt a responsibility to help them see that for many computing requirements, Linux is the superior and more cost-effective choice. On the other hand, I realized that 90 percent of all computers still run on Windows, and that many new programs appear first on this platform, precisely because of its huge user base. Still, I learned quite a bit trying to get there, with a free and open source program from Innotek called VirtualBox, which runs on Linux, Windows (2000, XP or Server 2003) and OS X (Intel-based) computers.

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