Mad Penguin: Degunk Linux and Debunk FUD
Feb 05, 2006, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)
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"I met the most amazing San Francisco Muni Bus driver the other
day. Let's call him Ralph Kramden. (Not his real name). I took the
bus to work. Ralph was the driver. He and I chatted. Ralph wants to
partition his Windows XP hard drive, but XP won't let him. I
suggested Linux. Did Ralph freak out? Did he veer the bus into
on-coming traffic? No, Ralph never flinched. He wants to give it a
"Ralph personifies a trend I've seen recently. Ordinary folks
are hearing about Linux. They're curious. They want to tinker
around with it. And publishers such as Paraglyph Press are
responding, with books like Degunking Linux, by Roderick W.