I’ve just begun reading this book, Linux Bible 2005 Edition by Christopher Negus (Wiley, 2005). It claims to help me:
- Understand what Linux is and where it comes from
- Sort through the various incarnations of Linux to choose one (or more) that is right for me
- Try out Linux as a desktop computer, server computer, or programmer’s workstation
- Become connected to the open-source software movement
Sounds like a good start. For quite a while I’ve wanted to get into Linux (I already own the t-shirt!). Maybe this book will give me the chance to understand what it’s all about, how it compares with Windows, and what I need to do to get started. One of my immediate concerns is regarding dual-booting, that is installing more than one operating system on the same system, in my case Linux with Windows (either 98se or XP, depending on which machine I install it on here). This book, I am certain, will guide me through that process step by step: it does claim to be the Bible after all!
I expect to return from Cellardyke on Friday a fully-trained Linux guru.