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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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Last Review by Darth Cupcake - posted: 01-22-2007 09:23 PM
I think this book is absolutely horrible. It seems like the authors have rarely even used UNIX and don't know what they are talking about. There is a lot of information that is wrong in this book. One thing I noticed is that they mention that SunOS was based on System V and Solaris on BSD when really it is the other way around. They also mention UNIX being for people who can afford servers that cost thousands of dollars, and even thought UNIX is meant for servers, it is also used very commonly for desktop use now as well. It also seems like they talk about almost all UNIX OSs as being expensive proprietary systems and Linux and the Open Source Movement are something new and amazing, yet the latest edition was published in 2004, which shows that maybe the authors are still stuck in the early to mid 90s.
Product Details: "UNIX For Dummies" by Darth Cupcake - posted: 01-22-2007 - Rating: 1.00