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by Richard Petersen

Covers the important topics, tools and utilities of Linux in more depth than the competition. Completely revised to address important changes to Linux, including: growth in the number of desktops and windows managers; new X-windows chapters; new programming tools and utilities; and others.
Download Linux: The Complete Reference epub
ISBN: 0078824613
ISBN13: 978-0078824616
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Operating Systems
Author: Richard Petersen
Language: English
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2nd edition (December 19, 1997)
Pages: 1059 pages
ePUB size: 1344 kb
FB2 size: 1230 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 834
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This review refers to the Second Edition. This title sets the beginner off to a good basic understanding of how to set-up and use Linux. It gets you familiar with basic commands and functions, and discusses most of the programs available on the enclosed CD-ROM (Redhat version).
If you just want to get familiar with Linux, run some of the programs, games and edit some files, this book will suit you fine. Just make sure that your hardware is supported (printing, sound, etc) especially printers. For a more technical discussion, check out "Running Linux" by Matt Welsh. "Running Linux" is actually an excellent compliment to this title. It discusses important issues, such as directory and file locations, mounting filesystems, rebuilding the boot manager, rebuilding the kernel, and some relevent system administration issues.
If you should still feel the need to delve further into Linux. Some of O'Reilly's other Linux related titles are definitly worth a look, each addresses a specific area of Linux
This review refers to the Second Edition. I've bought this book mainly for the Caldera Open Linux. Thought Caldera OpenLinux isn't shiny, and the release is pretty old (8 Jan. 1998) its a way to start. The book itself is organized in a satisfactory fashion and contains some good information about most of the casual stuff any Linux user may have to go through. If you want to get more in depth of specific topics about Linux, look elsewhere. This book does not include any information of value for the more knowledgeable Linux user/pro
This review refers to the Second Edition. This book solved many problems I have had that others (including Running Linux) could not solve. It is very well written, there are very few errors, and it covers many topics from configuring X windows to networking to programming tools to TeX. I like this book much better than Matt Welsh's Running Linux. As far as others comments on the Caldera CD-ROM, did you really buy this book for the free Linux distribution on the CD? You can always download everything on that CD or buy it for $1.99 from several sources
This review refers to the Second Edition. A easy and pretty useful bok