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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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Mastering the Lingo

Remember that part in Airplane! when the two guys are talking and the stewardess doesn't understand them? Then the Mom from “Leave It to Beaver” stands up and says, “Stewardess, I speak Jive.” I've got your June Cleaver right here. I would never name my son Beaver Cleaver, but I can help out with the Linux Jive. Figure 1.1 shows the relationship of the terms. You can find more definitions in the Glossary, but here are a few of the most common terms.

Figure 1.1. Everyone likes charts. Here is a breakdown of the relationship of some Linux lingo from a user's point of view.

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