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Linux 101

AuthorLinux User's Group Clemson University Entered2005-05-29 08:47:16 by Ryanov
Editedit data record FreedomPublic domain (disclaimer)
SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science
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Concise, Up-To-Date Introduction
by Ryan Scott on 2005-05-29 08:49:59, review #450
better than 80%
This site offers a relatively complete introduction to Linux that can either be generic or specific to a certain popular distribution.

At the time of writing this review, the site covers Gentoo, Mandrake, Slackware, Debian (and therefore its variants, specifically Ubuntu), and Fedora Core. There are many oversized, fat books on the market about a particular distribution (especially Fedora). Don't waste time with those when you can learn what you need here and learn the rest of the details from free help systems and the excellent user community.

The clincher of the last paragraph should really be community. This is what Linux has that Windows does not. And unlike Windows user groups, Linux user groups consists of people who are truly passionate about what they do. But I digress. The real point here is to realize that the freely available Linux 101 tutorial being reviewed is an outgrowth of such passion and should be appreciated as such.

I would say this tutorial (it's not really a book) is best suited for knowledgeable computer users who are looking to get started with Linux. It allows one to have several possible avenues from the same Linux tutorial for distribution choice; in this way, the user can pick from some of the more popular distributions which one best suits his or her needs.

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