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Figure 1. Introduction to Linux front cover

Front cover of the Intro to Linux guide, featuring a baby penguin that has just come out of the egg.

The guide has been translated into Hindi by:

Andrea Montagner translated the guide into Italian.

Marian Vasile translated the guide into Romanian.

André Nunes translated the guide into Portuguese.

Translation into Spanish, Sinhala and Farsi is ongoing.