The bottom book is 'Knowledge, Solutions, Mastery for Red Hat Linux'. Only 1048 pages to learn for your first try with Linux. Now that I am able to use Linux this book doesn't look so bad. The book on top is 'Gimp for Linux Bible' with 760 pages. You can use Gimp in Windows. Gimp edits all of my pictures, and Linux is used in building my blog. I have Photoshop CS and Windows XP that cost $800 or $900. I prefer ubuntu and Gimp, they are free.