Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done.
Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This website and audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.
Listen on your phone or tablet, or even in a browser window. Our Show Notes page lists the full archive of our shows, and let's you play the episodes right there on the page.
Listen on-line using a streaming player like Stitcher.
The show notes page includes Larry's 2008 through 2014 appearances on the Computer America radio show. Go to the Computer America site to hear their new Linux correspondent, Marcel Gagne.
The Microsoft Tax Doesn't Really Exist You may have heard of something called the "Microsoft Tax" which refers to the extra price you pay for the cost of Windows on a computer that you buy with the intention of installing Linux on it. As a result, you may think that you should pay less for an equivalent computer with Linux pre-installed. After all, Linux is free and Windows sells for hundreds of dollars. But you don't. That's because the so-called Microsoft Tax doesn't really exist. It's a myth.
Our Resources Page provides external links to some of the most useful resources that we use, and that we mention and recommend in our podcast.
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Going Linux Podcast by Larry Bushey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.