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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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"The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (code-named 'Lenny') after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. This release includes numerous updated software packages, such as the K Desktop Environment 3.5.10, an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment 2.22.2, the Xfce 4.4.2 desktop environment, LXDE 0.3.2.1, the GNUstep desktop 7.3, X.Org 7.3, OpenOffice.org 2.4.1, GIMP 2.4.7...."
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7
fast, incredibly stabile,thousands of packages, support over 10 CPUs
not up to date
I use Debian 5.05 on my desktops.
It shows marvelous performance that goes beyond most free Linux distros; it is a good choice for desktop users with intermediate knowledge of Linux, who like stability and not so crazy for newest packages updates, or newest technologies.
That makes it not so suitable for multimedia and fun desktop users.
It supports most of professional applications written for UNIX like systems, but it's not headed towards enterprise philosophy.