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Book Review: Spring into Linux

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Janet Valade compresses 19 chapters into 360 pages of text and screenshots including information on both the KDE and Gnome desktops, how to install Fedora, Mandrake, and SUSE ( Debian-based distro?), and how to write a shell script. While the book is touted as for Linux newbies, it is expected from the start that the reader be computer literate in Windows or on a Mac. Unlike Moving to Linux by Marcel Gagne', this book's target audience doesn't seem to be quite focused on the average home user but rather higher level end users who may want to learn Linux.

Information in each chapter is distilled down to just 2 or 3 page tasks with each subsequent task building on the previous ones in the chapter. In other words, it would be difficult to skip around in a chapter since you might miss an important step that's found a few pages earlier.

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