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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 tnandy - posted: 10-16-2012 08:40 AM
I've been a Red Hat and Fedora user since Red Hat 9. I can't begin to tell you how much I hate the changes in Fedora since and including Fedora 15. I just loaded Fedora 17 yesterday, but I've already decided to either backtrack to Fedora 14 or pick another distro entirely.
1) I like my taskbar to be at the bottom. In earlier versions, it was a simple matter to move and customize it. From what I've read, Gnome 3 has destroyed any and all user-friendly customization. WHY?!?
2) I set up my computers to dual-boot Linux and Windows. I'd love nothing better than to dump Windows entirely, but there are several commercial games I want to install, and it's either boot to Windows or don't play them. In Fedora 14, it was a simple matter to edit /etc/grub.conf so the menu gave me exactly what I wanted. Grub2 prevents direct editing, and substitutes a needlessly complicated configuration generator program. If there were a GUI for the grub config file, that would be great, but I'm stuck with this command-line junk that's going to take me a week to figure out. WHY?!?
3) What was so wrong with "Applications, Places, System" on the task bar? When I click "Activities", now I get a screen full of huge icons instead of a neat list of options. I suspect this is another Gnome 3 user-unfriendly "feature".
My initial impression of Fedora 17 is: "FAIL!"