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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Andy Channelle, Trevor Parsons, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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Introduction

Linux applies an alternate philosophy to computing that revolves around the sharing of not only software but also knowledge. To use Linux is to become part of a huge global community of people who have caught on to a phenomenon that is changing the world.

Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com) is the natural continuation of these goals. It's a project founded by entrepreneur businessman Mark Shuttleworth with the intention of bringing a freely available, high-quality operating system to the world. To this end, Shuttleworth invested $10 million of his own money to guarantee that this will be the case for many years to come. In 2010, the project has moved closer to becoming self-sustaining as Ubuntu becomes part of the mainstream for desktop, ...

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