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32BitsOnline: Review of 'Learning Debian/GNU Linux' by O'Reilly

Feb 22, 2000, 19:09 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Learning Debian GNU/Linux...is truly a book for beginners. At $34.99, it comes bundled with the Debian 2.1 distribution The bulk of this book (six chapters out of thirteen) is dedicated to installation and configuration of the base system. The other eight chapters touch lightly on the extras of Linux, server configuration and an introduction to the Bourne-Again Shell (BASH)."

"Debian GNU/Linux is the complete open source distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It has been widely regarded as the best distribution by hard-core Linux hackers and the like. Historically, Debian GNU/Linux has scared off newbies-- let's see if McCarty can change this...."

"The book begins by explaining why you should use Linux and why other people have in the past. He also describes why you should not use Linux, which I found very appealing because it presents a nice contrast to the "sell at all costs" attitude the majority of Linux users advocate."

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