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found a book in my school library all about the linux operating system

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Should i read it?
i heard linux is free, is that true?
what are the advantages of using and understanding a linux operating system on my computer?
Is the book worth reading?

 
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yes

 
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No, Linux’s GUI is generally very user-friendly anyway, at least some distros (most notably Ubuntu). You don’t need to read a book on it.

Compiling code and extracting tar.gz files can get a bit tricky, but it is probably better to Google any problems you may have.

 
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Books are for homeless people.

 
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Originally posted by Hallucent:

Books are for homeless people.

I’m pretty sure a lot of homeless people are illiterate

 
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Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:

Should i read it?
i heard linux is free, is that true?
what are the advantages of using and understanding a linux operating system on my computer?
Is the book worth reading?

Linux is free?! What are the benefits of Linux?

 
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Originally posted by Thomas:
Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:

Should i read it?
i heard linux is free, is that true?
what are the advantages of using and understanding a linux operating system on my computer?
Is the book worth reading?

Linux is free?! What are the benefits of Linux?

Pros:

  • no one really makes viruses for them
  • easier to code on (at least imo)
  • usually more lightweight and faster than windows
  • free/open source

Cons:

  • no one makes vidya games for it since its a small pool of users
 
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Originally posted by Reisyukaku:
Originally posted by Thomas:
Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:

Should i read it?
i heard linux is free, is that true?
what are the advantages of using and understanding a linux operating system on my computer?
Is the book worth reading?

Linux is free?! What are the benefits of Linux?

Pros:

  • no one really makes viruses for them
  • easier to code on (at least imo)
  • usually more lightweight and faster than windows
  • free/open source

Cons:

  • no one makes vidya games for it since its a small pool of users

Yeah see I didn’t know anyone actually used it. Hardly anyone makes any programs for that operating system or anything. Very rarely will I see a program with a “Linux” option.

 
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You can use emulators to play Windows games on, for example, Ubuntu

 
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Originally posted by Thomas:
Originally posted by Reisyukaku:
Originally posted by Thomas:
Originally posted by CrowbarOfJustice:

Should i read it?
i heard linux is free, is that true?
what are the advantages of using and understanding a linux operating system on my computer?
Is the book worth reading?

Linux is free?! What are the benefits of Linux?

Pros:

  • no one really makes viruses for them
  • easier to code on (at least imo)
  • usually more lightweight and faster than windows
  • free/open source

Cons:

  • no one makes vidya games for it since its a small pool of users


Yeah see I didn’t know anyone actually used it. Hardly anyone makes any programs for that operating system or anything. Very rarely will I see a program with a “Linux” option.


The irony is that any decent game programmed in C++ can be ported to linux using the proper headers.. As far as programs go, you got pidgin which is like AIM/MSN all in one, firefox comes stock usually, you got wine to run any windows binary you may need. I only use linux for coding and hax though.