Chapter 1. Becoming a Penguinista

Welcome to the World of Linux

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As the saying goes, there’s no place to begin like the beginning, so in this chapter we’ll do just that by introducing you to the world of Linux. We’ll then get you up to snuff on what this Ubuntu thing is all about, why you might want to install and use it, and what you will need in order to do so. For those of you who already have joined the Linux world and have Ubuntu or another distribution installed on your machines, some of this may be old news, but a few bits of information may still be of interest to you. For those others who may be curious but are still unsure whether or not ...

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