"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
"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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