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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
This book focuses on Linux and the popular distributions (distros) that are currently out there. This edition looks at the latest versions of selected distros as well as talks about LiveCDs, such as Knoppix, Damn Small Linux (DSL) and Puppy Linux. Some of the full distros that was looked at included Suse, Fedora Core, Mandriva, Debian and some others.
This book is geared towards peaking the interest in a novice Linux user and discusses and outlines the features of each distribution for those who are maybe not sure of other alternatives or the simplicity of other distributions.
The book at the beginning talks about Linux, how it started off and then introduces the user to the command line interface (CLI) and some basic administration.