Peter discusses the many challenges that Linux still faces to be able to capture significant desktop and laptop install market share. He talks about now being a great time to buy a Linux based desktop or laptop computer and shares how to buy a new Linux based computer system.
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Peter van der Linden is one of the world's foremost computer book authors. His books include "Expert C Programming", "Just Java", and the latest one, the newly published "Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux" describing this popular operating system which can be used instead of Microsoft Windows. He's been in the computer industry for more than twenty-five years, working as a software developer for companies ranging from start-ups to Apple and Sun Microsystems. He has designed and programmed systems in Europe and on both coasts of the USA.
He's currently working in Silicon Valley, California as a software consultant who specializes in Linux and open source software. A graduate of Yale, van der Linden is also author of The Official Handbook of Practical Jokes (NAL-Penguin, 1991).
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