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In this introduction to Linux, you've learned the basic tasks of an operating system and how it differs from application software.

You're now an expert on Unix history, you understand that Linux is a version of Unix for ordinary PCs, and you can even pronounce the name correctly.

You may not have a clue about how to use it, but that's coming next.

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jamshed     (20 Mar 2013, 12:39)
Love u Bob for excellent resource :)
Promoe     (02 Feb 2013, 23:42)
Awesome content, thank you Bob! I'm so excited to read this now after the first few pages!!!
Harshit     (04 Oct 2012, 05:17)
Hello Bob,
I read your full web site for learning linux 6 months b4.
Excellent teaching skill..!!!
Now I have to learn regarding CVS in linux. This topic is added in many websites but not fully understandable..
I know you never do anyone's homework, but This is not a homework. It is just a request and may be it will helpfull to other also.
Thank You,
Sriracha Bamboocha     (29 Feb 2012, 11:58)
Frist thank you for linux. Next please do lesson on linux on website book. Send to me it will be great help. Thank.
Alan Mainwaring     (27 Oct 2011, 18:18)
I have bought book after book on trying to learn about Linux and seem to get more confused. As you so rightly say they seem to assume that you already understand the techno babble which drives me up the wall. I wish I had come across this site before. This could become a classic book on Linux, the world needs it because I am getting sick and tired of Microsoft. Your are an angel Dr Bob
Sam Nguyen     (20 Apr 2011, 19:30)
Hello Doctor Bob,

I appreciate your time and effort for these Linux classes. I think it really makes a difference for many people. I highly respect your technical knowledge and expertise. Last but not least, you have a great sense of humor that makes your writing fun and interesting. I'll be attending these classes regularly.

murat     (10 Feb 2011, 21:34)
last year I looked this website and I studied a day and I went to my exam which is included some linux keyword , and some hard question but I win that exam thanks for all document .. :D
germanfranc41     (07 Dec 2010, 19:42)
I'm a newbie on Linux and I would like to learn it. Thank that I found this site and as of now aside from learning, I'm also having fun reading.. THNX Bob for this.. I'll recommend this site for othrs. =D
harish cj     (21 Jun 2010, 05:51)
good job bob..keep the good work going
Tex     (23 May 2010, 09:08)
Thanks for devoting you time in making this website it is very helpful.
AdamRx7     (24 Apr 2010, 22:57)
It's funny to see how people tend to expect from you to help them in all those silly request on top of devoting your time to write those FREE online tutorials and such... Btw, really helpfull stuff Dr. Bob, thanks.
Kelly Quocksister     (04 Mar 2010, 11:01)
Too funny!
Bob Rankin     (22 Feb 2010, 05:23)
Sorry, I can't do EVERYONE'S homework. :-)
rachana     (21 Feb 2010, 22:12)
u have explained very nicely,can u give some reports on the exact difference between windows and will be helpful for me if u send it...waiting for your result

I welcome your comments. However... I am puzzled by many people who say "Please send me the Linux tutorial." This website *is* your Linux Tutorial! Read everything here, learn all you can, ask questions if you like. But don't ask me to send what you already have. :-)

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