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32BitsOnline: The Installation and Getting Started to Red Hat Linux 6.0 [Review]

Nov 02, 1999, 19:37 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Vincent)

"If you're purchasing The Installation and Getting Started Guides for Red Hat Linux 6.0 to supplement your Red Hat distribution you are likely to be disappointed. In fact, you'll likely be downright upset. Just don't say I didn't warn you."

"Linux Press publishes The Installation and Getting Started Guides for Red Hat Linux 6.0 as part of their Linux Resource Series. The book consists of two separate guides originally published by Red Hat under an open license that allows reproduction and distribution. Two CD's containing the Red Hat binary and source packages are included with the book. At $36.95 this book is half the retail cost of Red Hat 6.0, but many times more expensive than the cost of Red Hat CD's pressed by online merchants."

"If you purchased Red Hat 6.0 in a retail box you already own the Installation Guide and Getting Started Guide. Red Hat publishes those manuals and includes them with their distribution. Those manuals can be found both in print and in HTML format on the "Official Red Hat Linux" CD. But, even if you bought one of the zillions of Red Hat CD's sold by third party distributors you still have these manuals on the CD!"

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