With Microsoft's monopoly over the operating system market, most computer users have been exposed only to the Windows family of operating systems, which includes Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and 2003.
After using one operating system for a long time it is difficult for users to switch to a different one because they have become used to performing tasks a certain way, so that even the slightest change in the graphical layout or the commands makes things frustrating.
It is this mental stumbling block that makes people believe that Linux is more difficult to use than Windows. In fact, in a recent survey, a group of people who were completely new to computers were asked to use both Windows and Linux. At the end of the experiment the results showed that these novice users actually found Linux easier to use and more intuitive than Windows for their daily computing tasks.
We are confident that our detailed coverage will introduce this wonderful operating system to you, and trigger your curiosity to try it out.
After all, it's not a coincidence that over 70% of the Internet servers run under Linux, while the workstation numbers within companies worldwide are constantly increasing!
We surely hope you enjoy your journey into the world of Linux ......