Goodbye MacBook Pro Experience, hello Linux Experience!

Summary:My MacBook Pro Experience series of posts that I've run over the past six weeks or so have, in my mind been a total success. One of the things that made it a success in my mind is the amount of feedback I have received. Buried within that feedback were numerous requests that I do the same thing, but this time for Linux. Sounds like a good idea to me, so let's get the ball rolling!

My MacBook Pro Experience series of posts that I've run over the past six weeks or so have, in my mind been a total success.  One of the things that made it a success in my mind is the amount of feedback I have received.  Buried within that feedback were numerous requests that I do the same thing, but this time for Linux.  Sounds like a good idea to me, so let's get the ball rolling!

What I liked about the MacBook Experience was that it was a group effort.  Your posts and comments added as much, if not more, than I did and the whole series will serve as a good resource for anyone who wants to know a little more about Mac hardware and software.  I had numerous emails from readers who said that they had found the posts and the associated comments very interesting and useful in helping them come to the decision to give the Mac platform a try.

So, let's do the same thing for Linux!  The whole series is open and fluid in my head at present and I'd welcome some feedback from those in the Linux community and these interested in knowing more about Linux.  However, the idea is the same - looking at the ups and downs of making the switch from Windows to Linux.  I'm also interested in covering how well Linux integrates into a Windows ecosystem.  Oh, and on top of that, a serious list of links would also be great that can be updated on a regular basis throughout the experience.  Since I won't be working on borrowed hardware for this series of posts, there's less rush to get everything covered as quickly.

Here's my plan.  To work through developing a one desktop and one notebook system running on Linux.  The best place to start (I think) is to narrow down the distro or distros that are worth looking at.

So, I open the floor to you!  Let's see if we can create a great resource for anyone thinking about making the switch to Linux!

Topics: Open Source

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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