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Linux For the Curious,
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This review is from: Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible (Paperback)
This book with its companion CD/DVD is about the only thing you need to get started with Linux, besides a computer, of course. I tried Linux with Fedora 3 several years ago, and things have really improved with Fedora 8. The writing is superb, at least so far. I'm only on about page 182. There are over 1000 pages. Linux is not for everybody, but if you are curious what it is all about, this book is a great place to start. You can try Linux without installing anything, if you like, from the CD. Or you can install as much as you want from the DVD. A lot of open source software is included: Firefox, Open Office, etc. I even downloaded and installed Picasa. Linux is not for the casual computer user, but if you've read this far...