Signal Ground: Book Review: Linux Hardware Handbook
Oct 14, 2000, 14:38 (1 Talkback[s])
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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."