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LinuxPR: Prima Releases 'The Joy of Linux: A Gourmet Guide to Open Source'Mar 30, 2001, 21:12 (2 Talkback[s])
"It's open, so anyone can grab it, whip it, and beat it into whatever shape or function they desire." "It" is Linux, and anyone can experience the passion, pleasure, and joy of this operating system in one place with Prima Tech's newly released The Joy of Linux, A Gourmet Guide to Open Source. In celebration of this examination of the Linux culture and technology, Prima Tech has also released a PDF file of Chapter 1 from The Joy of Linux."
"For those living the Linux life, those who want to live the Linux life, and even bystanders, The Joy of Linux answers the "why's" of Linux and provides insight into communities vital to Linux. With chapters such as " The Penguin on Top," "The Joy of Toys," and "The Linux Sutra: Resources," and cartoons by Nitrozac and Snaggy, readers will be entertained and treated to useful information. In brief, The Joy of Linux is a cultural history book, a field guide, and a love song."
"Linux is, ultimately, all about putting control in the hands of the user," write authors Brian Proffitt and Michael Hall. "The true driving force seems to be the chance to make something really special with our hands and minds. In the old days, we'd be the ones whittling or writing in a journal. Today, we play with computers."
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