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Linux Books: The Best and the Brightest - page 6

Putting It Down on Paper

  • August 19, 2002
  • By Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Then there's the books that you look to when you need to explain open source or high tech concepts to managers, investors, directors, and so on. There is actually quite a good selection of books out there these days for exactly this purpose, not to mention plain old good reading. I'll actually start with a film first, Revolution OS (http://www.revolution-os.com/). It opens on August 23 but has quite a limited set of release locations, which are listed on the site.

Open source related books include Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution (0738203335), The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (0596001088, http://tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/), and Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution (1565925823, http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/toc.html).

If you're looking for something a bit more managerial, then there's always Mastering Virtual Teams (0787955892), while deep thinkers might find The Social Life of Information (0857847625) more to their liking. While many (including myself) would argue that technical writers are technical staff, I'll include UnTechnical Writing (0966994906) here since it really doesn't fit into any of the other categories.

So there you have it: a snapshot of the best of the best in Linux-related books out there right now. No doubt I've left out some excellent books. I'm sure the moment this article goes up I'll be smacking myself on the head and thinking of several that I missed immediately. But at the very least, I hope I've provided a great starting point for your book shopping adventures.

Dee-Ann LeBlanc has written over 10 computer books, over fifty articles, taught classes, and more, mostly involving the Linux operating system and its programs. You can follow her work and share your input through her new mailing list at http://www.dee-annleblanc.com/mailman/listinfo/general, or find out more in general at http://www.Dee-AnnLeBlanc.com/.

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