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LinuxPR: "Linux in a Nutshell" Released in Third, Updated Edition

Aug 22, 2000, 20:09 (0 Talkback[s])


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"O'Reilly's latest edition in the popular "In a Nutshell" series, "Linux in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition" covers all the core commands available on common Linux distributions. "Linux is changing rapidly, and so are the needs of its users," says Andy Oram, O'Reilly Linux Editor. "Among the most significant features of this new edition are the in-depth tutorials on each of the three graphical interfaces that confront users when they boot Linux KDE, GNOME, and the older, but highly stable fvwm. But that's not all. Anyone who wants to upgrade software uses a package manager. Our new Nutshell edition expands the discussion of the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) and includes a new section on the Debian Package Manager (DPKG). It's bound to be one of the most important Linux titles published this year."

"A must-have book for any Linux user, "Linux in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition" isn't a scaled- down quick reference of common commands, but a complete reference to all user, programming, administration, and networking commands."

"Since the last edition of the book came out, Linux has made great strides in providing the kind of user-friendly environment with the kind of tools that users have come to expect from a windowing system," says co-author Ellen Siever. "The desktop environments have made life easier for users who don't necessarily want to learn obscure Unix commands and who want a friendlier environment. Improvements in package management tools have simplified the installation and upgrading of software. We've also added much more coverage of networking commands." In addition, the book also covers a wide range of GNU tools for Unix users who have GNU versions of standard Unix tools."

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