23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Good Book - Especially for the Newbie,
By A Customer
This review is from: Running Linux (Paperback)
This book got me up to speed with Linux in a day...!
This is an excellent general introduction to Linux covering all the basics, no matter what distribution you are using. I have specific texts on Red Hat, Caldera and Debian distributions, but if you are just starting out and don't need to know the esoteric differences between Distributions, buy this book as a general getting started guide and reference.
As I am learning Linux for work, I did find some of the information lacked detail on specific subjects, i.e. the detailed nut and bolts of FTP, Apache and Samba, but in fairness, this information is easy to come by on the WWW and where this book really excells is in getting you started.
I also suggest you consider Linux in a Nutshell by the same publishers as a command reference guide to accompany Running Linux