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Linux Journal: Running Linux, 3rd Edition [Book Review]

Jun 25, 2000, 12:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad)

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"Running Linux is very well-known in the Linux community as one of the best getting-started books for Linux. It explains everything you need to understand, install and use the Linux operating system. It includes a comprehensive installation tutorial, complete information on system maintenance, tools for document development and programming, and guidelines for network, file, printer and web site administration."

"I received complimentary copies of the first and second editions. However, this new third edition bypasses all the old ones in terms of the topics covered and the extent to which it explains the material. It features several new topics such as KDE, Samba and PPP, as well as revised instructions for installation and configuration, particularly the Red Hat and SuSE distributions."

"Running Linux is a great introduction to the world of Linux. Some people go further than that in considering it the Linux Bible. I believe it is a good reference and by far the best ``introduction to Linux'' book. The only drawback I could think of is the missing Linux CD-ROM. Given that it comes with a Linux distribution, this would make it the most complete package for first-time users. All said, I would definitely recommend this text to beginners and intermediate users. It will be a good addition to your Linux library."

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