“Here you go, kid,” said Dad,
as he handed me a book with a bright yellow jacket.
“I heard this ‘Linux’ is the next up-and-coming thing in computers.”
I look at the title: Linux for Dummies: Quick Reference.
“Um … thank you.
You do realize I run Linux both at home, and at work, right?”
“Hey, maybe you can learn something from it.”
So I'm skimming through the book and …
When was this book written? …
Oh … 2000.
That explains it.
Everybody these days are running
It'll fit nicely on the shelf next to Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours
and Inside OS/2.
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