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on 22 July 2013
I found this book hard going. There was very little mention about installing Linux on a second hard drive and dual booting which apparently is a good way to start (No mucking about with disc partitioning) - at least you have your Windows or Mac system to fall back on. A lot of the software (Distros) on the supplied would not work on my Asrock socket 'A' Mobo, in spite of what Mr Dulaney says in the book, the one that did work to some extent was 'OpenSuSE' 11.2 but apparently this version is now out of date. Where are the ISO's on the DVD My CD/DVD burning software cannot find any although I have burnt similar from the Net.
Mr Dulaney goes on far too much about the Command line rather than the Graphics Desktop which is more familiar to Linux Newbies.
If you are an absolutely novice then a better book would be in my opinion Mike McGrath's "Linux in Easy Steps" and available from Amazon at the bargain price of £8.99.
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