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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

My computing life began long ago in the Commodore/Atari days. No doubt inspired by Alan Alda's television commercials at the time, I purchased my first machine, an Atari 600XL with a cassette drive for storage and 16KB of RAM—more than I thought I would ever need. Most of my time on that machine, I must admit, was spent playing cartridge-based games and transcribing pages and pages of machine code from the now-defunct magazine Antic to create even more games. Eventually, my interest in computers increased, especially after seeing my first (and actually the first) Macintosh at the UCLA bookstore. The very in-your-face nature of the ...

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