[quote]This is too funny - my husband who have been trying to get me into
Linux and open source for years- just sent me over to O’Reilly. The
die-hard microsoft person that I am, wasn’t, sure if those books were
good and I was going to come back over here and ask. Guess I got my
answer before I asked - LOL.
Heh. Well, ORA has a pretty well-known reputation for quality within the open-source world. I couldn’t even guess as to how many of their books line the bookshelves of DH employees. I know that I have a good dozen or so, myself.
They do have some Windows-specific books available, but I’m not sure how good they are. Most of mine are programming-related.
[quote]However, now I am seeing the limitations to not looking elsewhere.
Well, that’s the beauty of open-source technologies: choice, and the lack of vendor lock-in. In some cases, the software itself (ie. Firefox) has become every bit as polished as the closed-source alternatives, if not moreso.
- Jeff @ DreamHost
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