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[Discuss] Linux book

There are good books, for one reader but maybe not for another reader. 
If you have a bookstore nearby with a good technical section, I suggest 
looking for yourself. Page through the table of contents, look at 
sections you know you will be interested in and see whether they would 
be helpful.

Recently I went to the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, MA, and paged through 
Python books, looking for one that my niece would find good. (She 
expressed interest in learning some programming, and I was happy to 
help. We need more females knowing about computers.) I grabbed the ones 
I recognized and ones I did not, and I explored. My favorite Python book 
was there, but when I tried to look at it through her eyes it didn't 
look suitable.

I don't know yet how well I chose, but I am convinced that there is no 
"best", it depends on the reader. If you have a suitable bookstore near, 
do go there, and if you find a good book (or two) please buy it from 
them and not Amazon.


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