March 17, 2003

Updated Guide Eases Newcomers into the World of Linux

A change in circumstances can be surprisingly disorienting. Consider Little Dorrit, the Charles Dickens' protagonist who was born and
lived her entire life within the walls of the Marshalsea debtors' prison. Upon learning that she and her family were not only free to leave, but were
also wealthy, Little Dorrit promptly fainted. Similarly, Windows and Mac users confronting a Unix-based operating system for the first time--while not
reacting quite so dramatically as Little Dorrit--may find the experience disconcerting. But, there is help available to ease the transition. Learning
Red Hat Linux, Third Edition by Bill McCarty (O'Reilly, US $39.95) provides a comprehensive yet gentle entry to the world of Linux with new users in
mind, specifically, the popular Red Hat distribution of Linux

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