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New book touts 5-minute desktop Linux install
Nov. 20, 2004

A new book from Prentice Hall PTR claims to show its readers how to "Have Linux up and running in 5 minutes or less with the incredible MEPIS bootable CD-ROM." Point & Click Linux! is written by Slashdot's "Roblimo" (Robin Miller). The book is touted as "the perfect gift for that Linux beginner in your life" and aims to show the advantages of using SimplyMEPIS Linux over other operating systems.

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"Robin's book will show you the benefits of switching to Linux immediately," according to the publishers. "Your computer will run faster and more reliably than you ever believed possible. Surfing the net will no longer be an exercise in paranoia. And you'll discover a whole new world of powerful, free software that can run rings around the programs available for windows."

Point and Click Linux! has a list price of $29.95, but during the Holiday Season substantial discounts are being offered by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, Borders, and Prentice Hall.

MEPIS Linux founder Warren Woodford, said, "I join the MEPIS and Linux communities in congratulating Robin and Prentice Hall for producing a book that will introduce MEPIS Linux and the advantages of Open Source Software to tens of thousands of new users."

Robin "Roblimo" Miller is editor-in-chief for the Open Source Development Network, publishers of Slashdot, Freshmeat, NewsForge, SourceForge, and other leading online technology community sites.

SimplyMEPIS is a complete desktop Linux that features the KDE 3.2.3 desktop, OpenOffice 1.1.2, Mozilla 1.7.2, GIMP2, Xine, and many other applications to give the home and SOHO desktop user "everything needed to quickly become productive in the SimplyMEPIS desktop Linux environment."

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