Get the Latest Line on LINUX: Catch the LINUX Wave With These Titles from IDG Books Worldwide

Foster City, CA, March 1, 1999 -- LINUX, the award-winning freeware
operating system rapidly gaining popularity with millions of computer users
everywhere, has triggered a sea change within the computing industry. A 
UNIX-based, multi-tasking, multi-user operating system, LINUX is finding
fans among thousands of users because it is extremely stable, efficient and
flexible. It runs on hardware platforms ranging from PCs to workstations.
Best of all, its code is free to use and to sell. With major hardware
manufacturers such as IBM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and others lining up to
include LINUX as an option in their hardware design, and programmers
excited by the freedom of no cost code, quality, and interoperability, the
LINUX OS is growing in worldwide popularity. To help users understand and
keep up with the latest LINUX developments, IDG Books Worldwide is
introducing a series of 12 new LINUX titles that cover a range of expertise
and application needs. 

While the LINUX kernel is free and may be obtained from hundreds of sources
over the Internet, a number of vendors have developed software bundles - or
distributions - of LINUX that come in a variety of sizes and
configurations. IDG Books Worldwide's 12 new LINUX titles address
everything from the basics of LINUX's freeware beginnings to its emergence
as a robust, full-featured operating system alternative that supports
sophisticated network server and Internet applications. From programmers to
home computer users, everyone interested in exploring the flexibility and
openness of the LINUX operating system will find just the right guide in
IDG Books Worldwide's LINUX series.

...For Dummies(r)  series: For beginner and intermediate users, the
bestselling...For Dummies series offers two new fun, easy-to-use LINUX

LINUX(r) For Dummies(r), 2nd Edition, By Jon Hall 0-7645-0421-5  $24.99
US/$35.99 Canada

LINUX(r) For Dummies(r) Quick Reference, 2nd Edition By Phil Hughes
0-7645-0422-3 $14.99US/$21.99 Canada

Other great LINUX Titles: For intermediate and advanced users, the
following titles give clear, concise information on how to take advantage
of the impressive features offered by the LINUX operating system: Discover
LINUX(r) By Steve Oualline 0-7645-3105-0 $24.99US/$34.99 Canada

LINUX(r) Configuration and Installation, 4th Edition By Patrick Volkerding,
Kevin Reichard, and Eric Foster Johnson 0-7645-7005-6 $39.99US/56.99 Canada

LINUX(r) Network Toolkit By Paul G. Sery 0-7645-3146-8 $49.99US/$69.99

LINUX(r) Programming By Patrick Volkerding, Eric Foster Johnson, and Kevin
Reichard 1-55828-507-5 $39.95US/55.95 Canada (more) ####

LINUX(r) System Administration By Anne H. Carasik 0-7645-7008-0
$39.99US/$56.99 Canada

LINUX(r) Web Server Toolkit By Nicholas Wells 0-7645-3167-0

Red Hat(r) LINUX(r) Secrets(r), 2nd Edition By Naba Barkakati 0-7645-3175-1

The LINUX(r) Database By Fred Butzen and Dorothy Forbes 1-55828-491-5
$39.95US/$55.95 Canada

The LINUX(r) Internet Server By Kevin Reichard 1-55828-545-8,

The LINUX(r) Network By Fred Butzen and Christopher Hilton 1-55828-589-X,
$39.99US/56.99 Canada

These books are available at all major bookstores and computer stores,
direct from IDG Books Worldwide at (800) 762-2974, 24 hours a day, or via
the Web site at http://www.idgbooks.com. For reseller, corporate or volume
orders, contact Customer Service IDG Books Worldwide at (800) 434-3422.

For review copies, author interviews or more information, contact Stephanie
Rodriguez 650.655.5016 or [email protected]

IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. headquartered in Foster City, Calif., is a
leading global knowledge company featuring a diverse portfolio of
technology, business and how-to books and computer-based learning tools,
including the best-selling ...For Dummies(r), ...Secrets(r), Teach
Yourself(r), 3-D Visual(r) and Cliffs Notes(tm) brands.  IDG Books
Worldwide has more than 700 active titles plus translations in 36 languages
around the world.

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LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and
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