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Linux online logoFrank in Charlotte (the Golden City) asks,

I've always wanted to learn about and try Linux but 'Net search results are a chow mein of technical chatter. Is there a site that talks about Linux for the novice? And how do I get a copy of Linux?

Dear Frank:

The glib answer is to get yourself the latest edition of "Linux for Dummies," although I prefer a competing title, O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide.

Slashdot editor Robin Miller also offers "Point and Click Linux", which for $20 (plus shipping etc.) includes a CD-ROM with SimplyMEPIS Linux, and a DVD where Roblimo himself helps guide you through.

Want some free Linux? Just about any Linux project offers free downloads. There are many links to such locations at

Still confused? promises to treat your questions with respect. Remember, as ESPN's Chris Berman said, that there are no stupid questions, only stupid people who ask questions. Bloggie humor.

Just remember that knowledge is the greatest gift you can give yourself, and time spent learning Linux is always time well spent.