"Perhaps you have already heard about open source software and you can't quite believe that it offers a way to use software for free. Perhaps you have heard that open source is a movement espoused by men (and some women!) sporting beards and sandals. Perhaps you have simply no idea what it is and you want to find out more. Whatever your motivations, it's always a good time to start learning about free and open source software."
Although I'm not a man, sporting a beard or wearing sandals, I still felt inclined to point you all in the direction of the latest resource from OSS Watch, the open source advisory service: Open Source for Absolute Beginners. And for those of you already hungry for more advanced information, check out the OSS Watch teams top web resource picks.