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Linux Bible 2010: Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, OpenSUSE, and 13 Other Distributions [Paperback]

Christopher Negus
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18 Dec 2009 0470485051 978-0470485057 Pap/Dvdr/C
The definitive guide to the basics of one of the most popular operating systems in the world Whether you′re a first–time Linux user or you′re migrating from another operating system, this book is an ideal introductory guide for getting comfortable with the building–block nature of Linux. Written by bestselling author Christopher Negus, this guide is packed with in–depth descriptions on the basics of Linux desktops, servers, and programming tools and gets you up to speed on all the new and exciting features of the newest version: Linux 2010. Negus walks you through transitioning from Windows or Mac and helps you find the Linux distribution that best meets your needs. You′ll explore more than 18 Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Knoppix, Gentoo, Mandriva, SLAX, and more. Plus, you′ll discover how to set up secure, fully functioning Linux server systems and get up–to–date installation advice. Topics Covered: Getting off the Ground with Linux Running a Linux Desktop Learning System Administration Skills Setting Up Linux Servers Choosing and Installing Different Linux Distributions Programming in Linux Linux Bible 2010 Edition walks you through the details of the various Linux distributions and updates you on the latest networking, desktop, and server enhancements. Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Dvdr/C edition (18 Dec 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470485051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470485057
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 19 x 4.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,303,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you are already a Linux user and want to know more about the technical aspects mentioned above, or want to experiment with other distributions than the one you are familiar with, then this book is for you. It will help you avoid buying a dozen different books with very similar content." (Computing Reviews, October 2010)

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Voted one of the five "Favorite Linux Books of All Time" by readers of Linux Journal ! Try out 18 different Linux distributions to see which one is right for you Many Internet sites you visit or gadgets you use are run by Linux systems. Now you can try out Linux on your own PC! Run Linux live or install it side by side with your Windows or Mac OS system. This book includes step–by–step instructions and software to use Linux as a desktop, server, or programmer′s workstation. Move to software freedom and find the right Linux for your home, school, small business, or enterprise. Install and use the latest Linux systems for desktops and servers Access free and open source software for e–mail, Web browsing, and games Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux Set up your own print, file, e–mail, and Web servers Get a stable and secure system using Linux firewall and security tools Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools A total of 18 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD–ROM. To try out Linux, boot directly Ubuntu, openSUSE, KNOPPIX, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions To keep Linux permanently, install those and other distributions to your hard disk What′s on the DVD and CD–ROM? DVD Includes Ubuntu Linux (live/install) Fedora Linux (live/install) openSUSE (live/install) KNOPPIX (live/install) Gentoo Linux (live/install) Slackware® Linux (install) PCLinuxOS (live/install) BackTrack (live) Mandriva One (live/install) AntiX (live/install) INSERT (live) Puppy Linux (live/install) CD–ROM Includes Debian GNU/Linux(network install) Damn Small Linux (live/install) SLAX (live) SystemRescueCd (live) Coyote Linux (floppy firewall) Tiny Core (live) System Requirements: All software built for x86 computers See chapters on each distribution for system requirements

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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference book 22 Jun 2009
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This book is an excellent reference source whether you are new to Linux or whether you are already acquainted with Linux and wish to try out some other distributions. This book not only gives you a practical introduction to Linux including LiveCDs and LiveDVDs for running without changing your computer at all but also provides install options if you wish to take the leap an jump to linux full time; but this book also provides some background knowledge on the history of Linux which will help you understand why it is considered to be a safer more secure operating system.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of Trees 3 July 2010
I assumed the book would as the name implied be the answer to questions I might have when I got stuck every now and then, but it is just a glossary of terms with many useful subjects totally missing. In my opinion printing this book is an insult to peoples' intelligence and an insult to the trees used to make the paper it was printed on.
It is too superficial in every aspect. It is not a bible, it's a collection of everything recovered from the editors bin from other linux books.
Don't waste your time or money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Linux Bible 28 July 2012
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This book arrives on time and in good condition. I have not really had the chance to go all through it but, even though it is not the most up to date version, it is going to be an invaluable reference for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful 9 Oct 2011
By Anita
I bought this for my husband, as he is all in to this kind of stuff. Its not for an amateur computer person, i.e. myself! You really need to already know your stuff to be able to understand this book. According to my husband, he said the book is absolutely great.
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2.0 out of 5 stars heavy book! 4 Jan 2009
I have to confess that I am not a fan of fat manuals. They are often difficult to use. I bought this in order to get my head around an operating systems which is entirely different to windows.
What inside?
CD/DVDs of different versions of linux. You can install them or create a boot disk to try each. There is a short section on each. But no comparison or explanation about which would suit you best.
There is some information about the terminal (like windows' DOS command window but more powerful). However is it not complete and there is no reference.

Linux is a range of operating systems, ALL of which are free, and more current. versions are available on the web. Tutorials are available free. The forums give free information.
Quite frankly I haven't found a use for it. I could have found use for a short book to help me choose which Linux.
I could have used a complete guide to the terminal commands but this isn't complete.
There is a history section but is a technical manual it resembles padding.
Overall its a very heavy book which you don't need and which ages rapidly.
Its now 2009 and I'm using it as a doorstop.
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