Although the GNU/Linux kernel was written from scratch,
it relies heavily on the UNIX tradition of computing (like any other serious
Learning about UNIX will therefore will help you a lot with understanding
how things work in GNU/Linux. Most renowned entry-level books are:
Online resources are e.g.:
- 'Unix for the Impatient' by Abrahams/Larson
- 'Unix Power Tools' by Peek/O'Reilly/Loukides
For more links concerning UNIX, check out Geek-Girl's UNIX Reference Desk.
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Let's face it: there are times when GNU/Linux does its
best to annoy the hell out of you (believe me, I know how you feel ...).
Good to have some funny links at hand then:
Shuttlecocks. My personal favorite. I mean, where else on the 'Net can
you read ratings
of Israeli snack food? This site features a very British, Pythonesque
(as in Monty) sort of humor. If you are in that sort of thing, don't miss
of funny GNU/Linux stuff! And your typical Slashdot-pun, of course (although
more devoted to the original than 'Segfault').
along with GNU. Another addictive archive, covering a wide range of topics
from religion over computing (of course) to the Free Software Song sung by
We all know it, this Linux thing is just a conspiracy to increase suicide
rates all over the world ... ;-)
BBspot is a
geek humor news site, complete with horoscopes and a Slashdot story generator.
Awful. A wealth of articles, cartoons and more, ranging from funny to
downright cynical. Some excellent stuff!
The Unix Haters
Handbook. Although the book is out of print since '97, this web page
will provide you with "some information that will help you hate Unix." Featuring
among others an article Why you should not use Unix by some Stallard
Richman... You should definitely read the chapter about 'X-Windows'! ;-)
Geek humor de luxe. Every day a new strip about what happens at a small Internet
provider. You won't believe it until you've seen it... All cartoons are available
online - highly addictive.
What do killer kittens, an alien working as a secretary
and Lord Horribus from the Dimension of Pain have in common? They all make
their appearance inSluggy Freelance.
Start from the beginning - really ...
webstrip? No, not by any means. You possibly shouldn't visit this if you
are easily offended. Tatsuya Ishida has drawn some of the most funny, hysterical,
sad, philosophical, nonsensical, irreverent strips I've ever seen.
Speaking of comic strips, here's the obligatory
link tothe Dilbert
archive. If you've ever worked in the IT sector, however, you'll find
some strips just to be too true to be funny ...
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