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Old 04-03-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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pre-newbie guide

This may seem like a silly question, and I'm sure there is already an answer somewhere, but where can I find a pre-newbie guide?
In other words where can I find some article that would help convince a windows user make the change to open-source software?
At work there are people who only know about Windows: some of them don't even know Linux is free!! Is there something to show them that explains Linux is the broadest terms and in a concise and simple manner? Most reviews and articles, even on this site already assume the user is committed to the change, and on Distrowatch for example talk about things a user would already have to know about.
Where is there something that is a half-step back from there?

I am considering writing such a thing myself, but there must be something out there already, I reckon.
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There are 57 bazillion things just like what you are looking for. In Google, try:
Why linux
linux windows
linux benefits
OR just:

And of course, this little-known gem: (Complete with Penguin)
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...and here's another one

I am considering writing such a thing myself,...
If you're going to talk about it here, you better be good... lol
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It doesn't have to be good, or long, or detailed. It has to SIMPLE. We are talking about Windws users, after all.


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