Welcome to Our World . . . Your World.
For years now, I've been writing about Linux. At first I wrote primarily about the server but as early as 1996, I had already started using Linux as my desktop. I had already started to see the promise of this incredible operating system but my enthusiasm regarding its place on the desktop might have been a little premature. The Linux desktop was still in its infancy and while a user like myself might have been able to make it work in this environment, despite my efforts to use it as my one and only desktop system, it was still too early for most. Even I still dual booted to do some of my work.
That was 1996. Two years later, by 1998, Linux had progressed to the point that it was my one desktop OS. Dual-booting was rapidly becoming just a memory. Now, it is 2004.
The Linux desktop is a fully realized, powerful, and capable environment ready to take on all your needs. Whether you need email, word processing, instant messaging, photo editing, or a friendly game with a friend on the other side of the world, the Linux desktop is ready to take on the challenge. Even casual computer users are now finding that Linux can do what they need without requiring a computer science degree. Lately, these new Linux users are finding their voice, whispering to co-workers, friends, and family about a world where you don't need to worry about the virus of the day, popup ads, or the latest bit of spyware.
TUX understands these new Linux users because TUX understands their world. It is our world. With TUX, their voice will no longer be a whisper because it is our voice as well. Every month in TUX magazine and here on this website, TUX will reinforce those voices and help shape the world of the new Linux user.
Welcome to our world. Your world.