2009 New Year's Resolution

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Happy New Year! Have you broken your New Year's resolutions yet? What? You don't have any? Then, please allow us to suggest one for you. We now present to you the TryGNULinux.com 2009 Free Software New Year's Resolution (best read out loud):

The Resolution

I, (state your name), do resolve to use free software more in 2009 than in any year before and if possible, to implement new systems, features, and capabilities with 100% free software.

That means if you're looking for a new web browser, you'll consider Firefox. If you need to open one of those weird .docx Word Documents, you're going to use Open Office. And finally, you're going to try GNU/Linux. There are so many ways to try it that one of these has got to be for you.

Start 2009 out right

1. Order a free Ubuntu Live CD from http://shipit.ubuntu.com and boot up your computer with it. Voila! You're trying GNU/Linux.

2. Ask your nearest techie to download and burn Ubuntu or Fedora to a CD for you. Pop it in your CD drive and reboot. Some would call that trying GNU/Linux.

3. Ask your nearest techie to install GNU/Linux for you and see the world of computers with fresh eyes as you try GNU/Linux.

4. Download the source code to Azureus, configure and build the package, then use it to download Arch, CrunchBang, or SlackWare and run that baby in a virtual machine using VirtualBox OSE.

5. Finally, if you need help with any of the above submit a support request at http://trygnulinux.com/getsupport.php and we'll do our best to help you with the next step.

With this New Year's resolution, 2009 can be a spectacular year for free software so try to stick with it. Next New Year, we're hoping to find a fitter, healthier, more-free-software-using you. Happy New Year from everyone at TryGNULinux.com.