March 24, 2019

Linux Books--Then and Now

In the Ancient Times

  • October 4, 2004
  • By Rob Reilly

Back in ancient computing times, circa 1993, printed Linux material was pretty hard to come by. Finding anything in a public library was hopeless and retail bookstores were lucky if they could spell Linux.

I'm happy to report that, today, just about any Linux or Open Source related subject is available in printed form, from a number of different sources.

As a matter of fact, Beth Bingham, Public Relations Manager, of the Borders Group, Inc. said that Borders bookstores currently carries over 200 titles on Linux.

To me, that is progress!

In this article, I'll talk about where you can find books on Open Source software and Linux. We'll also look at how the Web will affect the Linux book market, over the next few years. I won't be discussing online bookstores, mainly because I prefer to go thumb through pages, then mull over my options, before I make my purchase.

So, where can you find Linux books?

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