BW: O’Reilly Publishes McCarty’s ‘Learning Debian/GNU Linux’

“Bill McCarty, a university professor who has taught Linux to
hundreds of students, wrote a book specifically for users new to
Linux and Unix systems. McCarty’s book, “Learning Debian/GNU Linux”
(O’Reilly, $34.95) is now available in bookstores.”

Unabashedly for beginners, this new book includes the full
Debian distribution on the accompanying CD. McCarty takes the
mystery out of Linux and reveals it for the robust, flexible
operating system that it is.

“At one time, one had to know a good bit about computers to get
a Linux system up and running. But, that’s much less true today.
Essentially every modern operating system — including MS Windows
— is based on Unix,” said McCarty, “Writing for those unfamiliar
with Unix involves helping the reader see that Unix lives inside MS
Windows. That’s what I’ve tried to do in this book: To build a
bridge between the familiar world of MS Windows and the seemingly
unfamiliar world of Unix.”

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