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XYZ Computing: Book Review: Linux Desktop Garage

Aug 15, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sal Cangeloso)

"Linux on the desktop is an interesting, and even alluring, idea. It is commonly recognized that the stranglehold which Windows has on the desktop operating system market is not a good thing as its monopoly is holding back progress and increasing the cost of computer ownership. Linux is an alternative to this, maybe even the answer, but its progression onto the desktop is has been hesitant. Linux, which is mainly used in the corporate and goverment sectors, is generally seen as more at home running a server then it is playing a DVD, but over the past few years considerable advances have been made in using Linux as a desktop operating system.

"Susan Matteson's Linux Desktop Garage (LDG) is a light read, aimed at the complete Linux novice..."

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