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Signal Ground: Book Review: Linux Hardware Handbook

Oct 14, 2000, 14:38 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roderick W. Smith)

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"The Linux Hardware Handbook takes on a very large subject and for the most part does a good job. I don't think its easy covering so many hardware topics and still keeping the interest of the average reader. The material is certainly well written and organized in a very logical fashion making it a good book to browse through when subjects of interest need researching."

"The book's main weakness is that the hardware world is moving extremely fast and some of the material already seems dated. Many people would welcome a comparison between different processors like the Duron or Celeron II for a Linux box, but those processos are too new to even be mentioned. Also I would of liked to see better pictures showing different hardware peripherals side by side which I think would of helped upgraders better understand what they have and what else existed. These weaknesses are some the very reasons hardware websites have signficant value."

"Overall I'm glad I have this book on my shelf as a reference. While it may not be able to solve many specific problems, it will give you a good background knowledge to apply when troubleshooting Linux related issues. For new users looking to build up a better understanding of the various parts that make up a computer, this book is bound to help. Hardened hardware junkies that just need Linux help may be left wishing for more."

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