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Linux All-in-One For Dummies by [Dulaney, Emmett]
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8 BOOKS IN 1 Getting Started with Linux Linux Desktops Networking The Internet Administration Security Scripting Linux Certification Get up and running with the popular Linux operating system Are you a Linux user looking to take your skills to the next level? Linux All–in–One For Dummies, 5 th Edition is the ideal, user–friendly resource for anyone looking to get familiar with Linux, and includes a test–prep section for those studying to pass the Level–1 Linux certification. Everything you need is right here at your fingertips! Boot up with the basics find out how to successfully install, troubleshoot, and configure Linux distros Keep it secure get a high–level view of how to use security to keep your overall framework protected Get connected discover how to connect your Linux system to the Internet, whether you have a DSL or cable modem Know the GNOME (and more) learn all about desktops, including GNOMEs common features, GNOME panels, Unity, and Cinnamon Be a programming pro start programming in Linux, write shell scripts, edit text in vi, and become a champion of programming in C Open the book and find: An easy–to–understand introduction to Linux How to install and configure peripherals Ways to work with the shell and try out basic commands Helpful screenshots and plain–English descriptions How to set up Ethernet networking on your Linux system The latest on virtual machines A primer on TCP/IP Working with files, folders, and permissions

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Emmett Dulaney has authored over thirty books, including the CompTIA Security + Guide, 3 rd Edition . He is the former Director of Training for Mercury Technical Solutions, and is currently an instructor at Anderson University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4644 KB
  • Print Length: 505 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118844351
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (12 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JUUZJKM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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I bought this for a quick introduction into LInux and found it a good read. For those wnating a good introduction into Linux I recommend this book. I do ave some computing programming knowledge and this has helped me to extend that knowledge to cover another language and operating system for the Raspberry Pi as an example.
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It's an ok book, but I needed some more guidence on the more "basic" aspects of Linux, I should have realised that there would be quite a bias towards certification, and of course, there is the problem of the written word keeping up to date with the latest developments. Mind you, I did lern some stuff, so it's worth 3 stars.
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Well laid out, but needs determination and self motivation to work!
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Too complicated for this dummy
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x91d27b40) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
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HASH(0x91d3b6d8) out of 5 stars Out-of-date, poorly written, with a large number of errors. 27 July 2014
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I was excited for the publication of this book. I have been an off-and-on Linux user since 2008, and seeing a reasonably-priced Dummies book published within the last few weeks that appeared to cover some more advanced aspects of the Linux system made my heart sing with joy.

This book, however, is massively out of date, and appears to have been sloppily edited. I'm only a few chapters in and here are a few of the things that I noticed right out of the box:
> Dulaney (author) recommends purchasing commercial software on your Windows computer in order to partition your hard drive, or using the "QTParted" (long-since renamed to the "KDE Partition Manager"; "GParted" is the one that 99% of distros has come with since 2009) available on the "few distributions available with a live CD" (EVERY single major distribution has a live CD). This is also ludicrous since the installer for EVERY SINGLE MAJOR LINUX DISTRIBUTION contains a partition manager that will set up the partitions for you - and does a good job. In fact, almost every major distribution has had an easy-to-use (not to mention, free) partition manager built into their installers since before 2008 - how out-of-date is this book?
> Dulaney doesn't even mention Linux Mint, the most popular distribution of Linux. Seriously?
> Dulaney says that Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop, which it hasn't since 2009.
> Dulaney talks about the limited "online support" available for most mainstream distros. One has to assume he's referring to the online documentation pages, since every major distribution has a well-maintained support site (such as askubuntu.com) which he fails to point out to his readers.
> Dulaney doesn't even mention any of the major issues that Linux users will face in 2014, such as setting up a dual-boot with Windows 8 (which is extraordinarily difficult, especially considering the uEFI module), support for hiDPI screens (FHD and above), support for proprietary software (such as flash - necessary for a lot of web browsing, including YouTube), and support for newer hardware that might require proprietary drivers. In fact, he doesn't even include useful information to help one decide between distributions - just a bit about the history of the various companies. Somehow he manages to mention Ubuntu without mentioning Mark Shuttleworth or Canonical - a big no-no in my opinion.
> Dulaney recommends Xandros, a distribution that hasn't had a release since 2006.
> Dulaney claims that you're going to have to decide between GNOME and KDE, despite the fact that both Unity and Cinnamon are more popular than either GNOME or KDE, with MATE, XFCE, LXDE, SoS, and many other desktop environments becoming increasingly popular.

That's just a few of the biggest issues I noticed in the first two chapters alone. There's also a lot of inconsistencies in his writing; sometimes he will do something like recommend using "QTParted", then later in the chapter tell you that you should use "GParted" without acknowledging the discrepancy. Perhaps the rest of the book will change my mind, but from what I've seen so far, this book does not provide a remotely useful guide to Linux in 2014.
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HASH(0x91d3b924) out of 5 stars Doesn't teach squat about using Linux 30 Dec. 2014
By Eva - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to know Linux architecture and history, fine. If you're looking to actually learn how to use it, don't bother. Worst For Dummies book I've ever purchased. Already turned it in as a used book at the local used bookseller for credit.
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HASH(0x91d3b8e8) out of 5 stars NOT for Dummies or Beginners ! 28 Jan. 2016
By Bill_33 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a book for beginners. Tries to do too much in too little space. No beginner is going to be seeking Linux Certification! Worse, most shoppers would be seeking a book FOR BEGINNERS, and this isn't going to be helpful. It falls into the typical Linux fault of using jargon that new users won't understand, of skipping basics and jumping to sophisticated concepts too soon, and of sloppy editing. Overall, a disappointment.
On the other hand, for someone who has used Linux and tweaked, loaded, installed, uninstalled and done other reading on this operating system, and (successfully) used Wine or a Virtual Machine with their Linux - then, maybe, this would fill in some blanks. But it really leaves many questions unanswered. And, as noted by others, it skips Linux Mint entirely. This is Copyright 2014, and the "For Dummies" brand is harmed when John Wiley & Sons publishers allows this under their brand name.
HASH(0x91d3bc78) out of 5 stars It's very interesting book 11 Mar. 2016
By Anatoliy - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you very much! It works great. I'm fully satisfied.
HASH(0x91d3bf9c) out of 5 stars Find more information on line for FREE 14 Mar. 2016
By Danny R. Bickerstaff - Published on Amazon.com
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Very basic book. Nothing for even a novice to learn!
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