The Joy of Linux: A Gourmet Guide to Open Source

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Prima Publishing, 2001 - Computers - 340 pages
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The Joy of Linux aims to be about the "why's" of Linux. The fact is, there's a core to Linux that transcends a list of things you can type to get other things to happen. There's something to it that goes beyond "faster" and "better". People loved it before it was either. The Joy of Linux will help clarify that love. This book will answer many questions. Why all the excitement? Where did all of the Linux users come from? What sort of community has room for a guy dressed liek Obi Wan Kenobi and a blue-suited IBM old-timer? The Joy of Linux is also about making Linux work better. Some of the creative tools available to Linux users are almost inevitable because of the nature of the Linux community. Readers will learn about them and a little about how to use them. That's The Joy of Linux in a nutshell: cultural history, field guide, and love song.

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User Review  - tyroeternal - LibraryThing

This book was fun to read. More than once in almost every chapter I found myself laughing and reading off sections to my wife (much to her annoyance). One issue I had with this book was that of it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - robertjgarcia4 - LibraryThing

Although not technical at all, it is a good primer to the philosophy of open source in general and Linux in particular. Read full review


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Hall joined Country Life as its architectural writer in 1989. Since 1998, she has been the magazine's deputy editor.

Brian Proffitt is the Managing Editor of the popular Web site Linux Today, and the author of 16 Linux and Open Source works, including The Joy of Linux. His online works are read by nearly a half million people daily.

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