“In a future that includes competition from open source, we can expect that the
eventual destiny of any software technology will be to either die or become part
of the open infrastructure itself.”
Eric S. Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar.

Simply put, this book is intended for those who want to learn the Linux operating system and master the Linux+ certification exam from CompTIA (Powered by LPI). It does not assume any prior knowledge of Linux. Also, the topics introduced in this book and the certification exam are geared toward systems administration, yet they are also well suited for those who will use or develop programs for Linux systems.