Chapter 1. Why Run Linux?
Welcome to Linux, the operating system everyone's
talking about. Unlike the weather—which proverbial wisdom says
you can't do anything about—you
can do something about Linux. You can run it on
your own PC, so that you can see firsthand what the talk is about and
perhaps contribute suggestions to its future development.
This chapter is the first leg of your journey into the land of Linux.
Here, you'll learn whether this particular journey
is right for you and what you can expect down the road. If
you're impatient to get started, you can jump ahead
to the next chapter, which helps you prepare your PC for installing
Linux. But, if you'd like to know more about the
history and capabilities of Linux, read on.