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LinuxTests.org: Linux for Windows Addicts: A 12-Step Program for Habitual Windows Users [Book Review]

Jan 04, 2001, 05:57 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Our first book was found on the shelves at Barnes and Noble. It caught our attention because of the book title. After all, the book's premise that Window's users are addicted to a bad drug and Linux is the cure is a very powerful image."

"All books fall into categories of Man versus Evil, Man versus Himself, Man versus Man, and Man versus all Women. OK. You can strike that last one beause we made that one up. But you will probably remember it. That's the trick the author uses to get you to remember his premise that Linux is a powerful desktop - it is the cure for a bad habit, Windows."

"The book, Linux for Windows Addicts, approaches Linux through a common man's sense of Comedy and not Geek humor which can go to an extreme of disrespect. The inclusion of friendliness allows the reader to become at ease with very difficult subjects. There aren't cartoons that distract from the basic requirement for a reader to learn Linux."

"In fact, it is the friendly presentation that motivates the reader to keep reading. Reading this book is equivalent to having your best friend next to you while you are working on your computer. "Hello Mike, My name is Big C. I'm a former User..."

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