Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by letsrock
Linux "Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realize that there may be a few 'new ways of doing things' to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux."
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bb_matt
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2006-01-04

Fair enough, but misconceptions about what OsNews may publish can be difficult. To date, you've really kept the quality of your articles high and chosen to link to high quality articles.

I can understand a motive behind linking to such a simplistic article and I'm sure the author is probably a bit miffed about any comments made, but hey, that's what writing for the public is all about. Your going to get critisised and hopefully, it'll make you a better writer (and researcher)

I can understand the motive behind the article and it's a noble idea, however, a little more work (especially on the 70k jpeg? diagram) would not have gone amiss.

There's a wealth of information to draw from in researching this topic, which is essentially "linux for windows users", the first port of call should've been what Linux really is. A single paragraph mentioning Torvalds, that Linux is the Kernel and a brief mention of GNU, would've gone a long way to making the article more factually correct.

Also, getting the file system concepts correct - for starters, ditch the whole idea of having a D: partition for home, as it's way off the mark.

/home is /Documents and Settings and is by default located on the partition which windows is installed on.

It's misleading and assumes that everyone partitions their drives in windows, which is clearly not the case.

Many pre-installed windows PC's now ship with an additional partition, which is usually used to store the windows install files.

Some less savvy windows users may be wondering why their CDROM drive is "home"

Worse still, the E drive in that diagram points to "Music"

The author needs to step back, take a look and think "Hmm, wait a minute, that's how I do things, what is the default ?"

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