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Dec 02, 1999, 20:10 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the great books on Linux has been Matt Welsh's Running Linux. Welsh was the founder of the Linux Documentation Project in 1993 and a pioneer Linux documentation writer, authoring several early Linux HOWTO documents...."

"For a long time, it was the book you could recommend to anyone starting to use the Linux operating system. Running Linux presents a comprehensive overview the OS, from its history and philosophy to nuts-and-bolts issues. However, the book lay fallow for too long and the rapid pace of Linux development torpedoed it into obsolescence. While everything it said was still valid on one level, it was terribly out of date with the tools people were actually using."

"Thankfully, O'Reilly & Associates has published a revised edition, which is again a recommended purchase for new users. It won't answer every question, but it will give users the best overview of any book on Linux for beginners without talking down to them."

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