The best way to learn about almost any computer program is at your computer. Therefore, the best way to learn Unix and GNU/Linux is by using them. This book provides a complete version of the operating system and the complete instructions for installations on several hardware platforms. Debian isn't as intuitively obvious as some other operating systems, like Windows 95. GNU/Linux is like a race car, a master chef's kitchen, or a classic novel; its power and complexity make it difficult to approach at first, but far more rewarding in the long run. This book, in conjunction with the software, makes a reader comfortable with the concepts and confident enough to start using the operating system with proficiency.