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dotcomma: Book Review: Learning Red Hat Linux

Nov 19, 2000, 14:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Learning Red Hat Linux is a book for beginning Linux users. It assumes no previous experience in computers or in Linux, but it is fast-paced such that new computer users might find it difficult to keep up. On the other hand, current experts for other operating systems (such as MacOS or Windows) will find the book perfectly paced. It covers the installation process for Linux and various components, useful commands for the bash shell and for scripting, installing and using X (a graphical user interface for Linux), and useful Linux applications. The book teaches readers to use Linux while demonstrating the power of the operating system. As is obvious from the title, the book focuses on the Red Hat Linux distribution."

"Even though it isn't perfect, Learning Red Hat Linux is an excellent book for beginning Linux users. Though it focuses on Red Hat, it gives readers a vast amount of material that will be useful no matter what their Linux future holds. It goes beyond simply defining terms and summarizing commands; it strives to make readers understand Linux. By walking readers through important steps in their Linux education, author Bill McCarty assures that all readers will be able learn as much as I learned from it, enough to feel like masters in previously unfamiliar territory."

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