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  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: San Val (Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1417676620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417676620
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Administer UNIX on a LAN and use the newest utilities Understand the UNIX shell, go online with new browser options, and get things doneSo you’re using UNIX these days? Sure, it can be a little tricky, but this friendly guide will lead you through all its peculiarities. Soon you’ll understand the GNOME TM  and KDE TM  desktops, know the secret names of your Web files, Samba with the file server, and most importantly, know how to sidestep common problems. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Find out which flavor of UNIX you have Manage UNIX on a LAN Handle files and directories for Web sites Build good directory structures Recover missing or damaged files --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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John R. Levine has written or cowritten a dozen computer books, including several bestselling Internet titles. A former software developer, John lectures frequently on the Internet and moderates a newsgroup. He is also a board member of the Coalition Against Unsolicited E–mail, a user advocacy group, and runs the Network Abuse Clearinghouse, which helps users deal with abusive online behavior.

Unlike her peers in that 40–something bracket, Margaret Levine Young was exposed to computers at an early age. In high school, she got into a computer club known as the R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S., a group of kids who spent Saturdays in a barn fooling around with three antiquated computers. She stayed in the field through college against her better judgment and despite her brother John′s presence as a graduate student in the computer science department. Margy graduated from Yale and went on to become one of the first microcomputer managers in the early 1980s at Columbia Pictures, where she rode the elevator with big stars whose names she wouldn′t dream of dropping here.
Since then, Margy has coauthored more than 20 computer books about the topics of the Internet, UNIX, WordPerfect, Microsoft Access, and (stab from the past) PC–File and Javelin, including The Internet For Dummies, 6th Edition, and WordPerfect 7 For Windows 95 For Dummies (all from IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.). She loves her husband, Jordan; her kids, Meg and Zac; gardening; chickens; reading; and anything to do with eating. Margy and her husband also run Great Tapes for Kids from their home in the middle of a cornfield near Middlebury, Vermont. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Dec 1999
Format: Paperback
Anyone with a modicum of experience in using UNIX will undoubtedly find this book a waste of time. However, for the rest of us 'dummies' this is an entertaining look at the basics (very basic) of the operating system. OK, within a couple of months of using UNIX I found its usefulness waning, but I still make reference to it from time to time - and no doubt will continue to do so. A good buy for the beginner - like me !!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 July 1999
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Getting to grips with Unix for the first time is a daunting prospect, more so as I have come from a VMS background!! The book proved to be useful in teaching the basics of Unix without dropping me in the deep end from the word go. I will always keep this book on my desk as I will no doubt be refering to it in the months to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 1999
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This book does not go into detail into Unix at all, and for that it has earned criticism shared by many of the Dummy books. Still, for those going into Unix from scratch, this is clearly one of the best choices available.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sam Morton on 11 May 2006
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Ok guys this book isn't bad. It is very descriptive and well written. The problem is there's much of water, long blah-blah-blah and so on. It takes too long to start and then looOOoong leaps from one real problem to another. But it is "for dummy" book it supposed to be like that with all explanations back to the beginning.

I have found training DVD "UNIX Essentials" by UnixAcademy that nobody knows about. I found this DVD on Amazon.com but since they do not ship outside US I ordered it directly from CustomFlix.com. It is very cool one, straight to the subject, very useful. I coupled this book with DVD and I believe I learned more then my friend who attended $2000 class.

This book is good , but DVD is DVD, it is like you have class at home. This book is very useful though. When you start with UNIX it is like starting with violin:you have to practice every day and this book paired with the DVD gives much of what you will ever need.
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By PaulG on 1 July 2014
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joke of a secret santa for the ntcase who left wintel for a Unix team. Why? still each to their own.
Even managed to take a sneeky peek at it after presentation and even found it useful and gave even me an insight that i found interesting and helpful.
The 'For Dummies....' series really does not fail to do the job. Clear, simple instructions that can give you a solid understanding and base knowledge to then develop. Gives the starter that much needed jab in the right direction to go deeper.
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By rosy44 on 8 Oct 2013
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This book is very readable and informative. Potentially the subject matter could be rather dry but the authors have made a great job of writing it in a way that amuses by including little anecdotes and funny scenarios which keep the reader locked in. If you want a quick and easy reference book to get you going on UNIX this is for you and it will pave the way for more serious works if you are intent on becoming an expert rather than just a competent user.
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