you wouldn't have bothered to ask me why i was looking at linux books if i wasn't a chick, right?
and therefore you wouldn't have had to pull the "you shouldn't pay for linux information, just go to blah blah blah website and if you need it in print, then print it yourself..." crap, right? and completely discount the validity of some people just liking the format of books? (never mind if that person is, gasp, a librarian - something i just didn't feel like fucking telling you.)
and since i'm a chick, you're not going to listen to me telling you that know-it-all pompous shmucks like yourself are a big reason why newbies really dislike linux to begin with? or that, hmmm, maybe some of us want to learn the stuff on our own terms, and we're not in bookstores to chat with guys.