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Using Linux as a Desktop

Linux is an operating system capable of running about any type of machine you would want. Linux can run on common desktops, but they are still missing some of the easy to use features that are found on some of the commercial operating systems. If you intend to run Linux as your desktop operating system then I recommend you read the following chapters:

Chapter 3 - Installing Red Hat Linux
Chapter 4 - Linux Shell Environment
Chapter 6 - Software Installation
Chapter 7 - Administration Tools
Chapter 8 - Data Backup

If you are planning anything more than just a stand alone machine then I would also recommend that you read whichever chapters seem to look interesting to you.

Joseph Colton 2002-09-24