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While Linux has a reputation as being for only the most technically adept computer users, that's a perception that is going to change, thanks to a new book by Rickford Grant called Linux for Non-Geeks. Grant's book is described on the cover as a "hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow" approach to understanding, installing, and using Linux, and the book delivers on this promise, leading readers slowly and without jargon through the world of Linux. The book even comes with a free distribution of Linux known as Fedora that provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface that can compete with Windows. Users can have both Fedora and Windows running on the same machine. The book is available through online vendors such as Amazon.com for about $24. It comes with a working version of Linux on two CDs.

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