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Linux Bible 2007: Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, and 11 Other Distributions [With DVD]
Get ready to master the basics and beyond with this in-depth guide to Linux. You'll discover how Linux is productive enough to use as your only desktop system and powerful enough to run entire corporate enterprise installations. Plus, you'll walk through 16 different Linux distributions, find step-by-step instructions, be introduced to new programming tools, and tap into ...more
Paperback, 888 pages
Published March 12th 2007 by Wiley
(first published March 9th 2007)
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I won't go into the history of linux here. I just like being able to run on a computer on something that doesn't have all of the Windows annoyances going on. I also like not having to pay hundreds of dollars for an operating system, just to have it spy on you and disable functionality, but you won't know that unless you read the legalese fine print.