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My two favorite GNU/Linux operating systems, Linux Mint and Pinguy OS, have just released updated versions today on Distrowatch.com. If anyone reading this is the least bit curious about trying out an open source, full-featured, easy to use computer operating system that costs nothing, give these a gander. These two are especially suited to novice computer users or those you don’t know much about Linux. You can download it, burn it to a disc or mount to a USB stick to try out on your computer. You boot the computer from the CD (or DVD) without touching your Windows installation on the hard drive. Give it a go! It’s fun! There are so many cool ways to run your computer than just using Windows or Mac OS. And they’re free!

Pinguy OS

Linux Mint

While we’re at it, you can check out this interesting article which may prove enlightening: A Tale of Two Computers.

And here’s a new ad for Ubuntu Linux, which Mint and Pinguy OS are based on, that’s kind of neat, considering no one’s ever made an advertisement for Ubuntu (or any Linux distro) before:

Official Ubuntu Advert at Its Awesome Best!

In conclusion for today, here’s another link I came across that has nothing to do with Linux or computers. I just think it’s interesting:

Reality Is What Our Minds Make Of It

Good Night!

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  1. linuxcanuck
    November 13, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Thanks for the mention.

    Full Circle Podcast had an interesting take on the Ubuntu advert. They are usually supportive, but did not like it because it does not really tell you much. It promotes Ubuntu but leaves more questions than answers. It uses terms like open source and Linux that many people aren’t familiar with and it does not even tell you how to get the free CD, leaving you hanging.

    I don’t really agree, as any attempt to raise Linux’s profile is positive, IMO. As with many things that Canonical does it draws criticisms from the community, but I don’t see anyone else doing anything at all. Unfortunately when you step forward to lead others who don’t wonder at your motives and question your decisions. We need to keep being positive. Glad that you are. 🙂

  2. November 13, 2010 at 4:09 am

    I agree that the ad wasn’t terribly informative. But I guess it’s a start, at least to get the general public aware that there are alternatives to Windows and Mac OS. Maybe it will entice more people to at least google ‘Ubuntu’ or ‘Linux’.

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