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This Linux book's cover design is copied lock, stock, and barrel from that old classic, The Joy of Sex. Look past the book's gimmick, though, and you'll find an outstanding narrative about what it feels like to run Linux, and be part of the worldwide Linux community.
This book is about the helpless feeling of starting out a Linux newbie, and the ongoing rush that comes with gradually mastering it. It's about the lovers' quarrels between vi and Emacs users (one group's from Mars, the other's from Venus). It's about joining in the endless wait for Mozilla 1.0. It's about the changes in the world of Linux: the suits at the trade shows, the downdraft that caught the Linux stocks. But it's also about what abides: the culture, the values, the code.
Yes, in case you're wondering, it's also about getting things done. You will learn much of what you need to know to succeed with Linux: how to track down a hardware driver, enable a sound card, set up a dual-boot system. But it won't feel like you learned it from a book; it'll feel like you learned it from a friend, and from your own personal experience. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.