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BW: O'Reilly Publishes McCarty's 'Learning Debian/GNU Linux'

Oct 29, 1999, 00:11 (0 Talkback[s])

"Bill McCarty, a university professor who has taught Linux to hundreds of students, wrote a book specifically for users new to Linux and Unix systems. McCarty's book, "Learning Debian/GNU Linux" (O'Reilly, $34.95) is now available in bookstores."

"Unabashedly for beginners, this new book includes the full Debian distribution on the accompanying CD. McCarty takes the mystery out of Linux and reveals it for the robust, flexible operating system that it is."

"At one time, one had to know a good bit about computers to get a Linux system up and running. But, that's much less true today. Essentially every modern operating system -- including MS Windows -- is based on Unix," said McCarty, "Writing for those unfamiliar with Unix involves helping the reader see that Unix lives inside MS Windows. That's what I've tried to do in this book: To build a bridge between the familiar world of MS Windows and the seemingly unfamiliar world of Unix."

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