"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
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