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Have yourself a very Linux Christmas

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Whether you cut your teeth downloading Linux 0.x source code or you want to give Linux a try for the first time, we've got presents for you.

What do you get for the Linux lover in your life? Or, for that matter, a would-be Linux user or someone you want to talk into giving Linux a try? Well, here are some of my suggestions. Got some of your own? Share them in the comments.

Now, with no further adieu, here are some gift suggestions for the Tux the Penguin fans in your life.

1. Red Hat stock

I could have started this list with something cute, but I decided to go with something valuable instead. While Novell's future, now that Attachmate owns it, is unclear, Red Hat, is on its way to being the first billion dollar Linux company. Who wouldn't want a few hundred shares of Red Hat in their stocking?

2. Computer Engineer Barbie

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