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."