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Linux for Starters,
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This review is from: Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional 2nd Edition (Paperback)
I bought this book because I was considering breaking the shackles of Microsoft Windows and wanted to learn about a Linux OS initially with a dual boot system and then with a native Linux Laptop.
It soon becomes clear Linux is a very different animal to Windows. It looks different works different and I found I needed a reference book to help with the transition from XP.
This book starts at a low enough level to help you install Linux and understand the system settings. With Linux you have to operate at a command line level sometimes and these commands are not like DOS. Unless you are familiar with Linux or UNIX I would recommend you get this book as it helps with some basic understanding.
The other area this book helps, is providing links to useful sites. For example to maintain compatibility of MS Word/Exel documents you need the MS font set. This book helps to find, download and install those fonts.
Overall a very good reference book, the included DVD is however for an earlier level of SUSE Linux than what is available for download (free) from the web.
If you are wanting to free yourself from costly slow MS operating systems and software, I can recommend both Linux and this book.