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Book guiding you through installing, setting up, and playing around with Red Hat Linux 9 (includes 2 CD set of RH9, must send, for shipping, money to obtain Source Code CDs). Teaches you basic command line commands and a multitude of tasks containing, but not limited to: Using Dial-Up and broadband to get online, connecting to a LAN, making a basic firewall using iptables, learning more about GNOME (includes KDE, but only discusses GNOME), using basic apps (XMMS, mplayer, Ximian, The Gimp, OpenOffice etc) and creating an Apache Server, and continuing on more Security topics.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8
Concise, good for newbies, helps with install, diagnoses common problems
Doesn't go too in-depth, doesn't explain what's wrong (just how to fix), only talks about GNOME
This is what got me into Linux. I knew Linux was free and all but I was afraid I would be lost and confused without a hardcopy guide that would tell me what to and how to do it. This did just that. Although I don't use Red Hat anymore, the information this book gave me helped me through thick and thin. I also liked the way it was written, the author's treated me like a normal person, not a retard or an uber-geek (excuse the lack of the umlaut). They would also show the GUI way and the CLI way (Burning CD's in the CLI!?! OH BOY! :D). I would definitely recommend this to someone curious about Linux, but afraid to just download something and cross your fingers. However, if you are more advanced (read: not a dummy) don't waste your time.