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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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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $49.00 | Rating: 10
Very easy for a newbie to install.
Haven't found any.
Found SuSE 8.2 Personal to be an excellent distribution. It was very easy to install, even on a 166 MHz Pentium MMX system.
It was recommended over other distributions, plus I found it supports all of the internal PCI cards (video, audio, network) that are used, a USB wireless/optical/rechargable mouse, my Epson inkjet printer, and (unexpectedly) my digital camera - which was recognimzed right when I plugged it in to the other USB port, and could immediately view the pictures on it using Konqueror.
I'm very pleased with SuSE, and pleased to recommend it.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 10
Excellent hardware auto-detection, YaST2, great support database at suse.com
Doesn't come with development tools or samba server, doesn't autoconfigure for Windows SMB network like Mandrake, no DVD playback software included
The hardware detection for SuSE 8.2 was the best I have ever seen in any of the distributions I have tried. (RedHat 5.2, Mandrake 8.0, 8.1,9.0, Lycoris, SuSE 8.2) It was incredibly easy to setup and a decent transition for newbies coming over from Windows, though I have heard Lindows and Mandrake's latest version rival in this area. I have been able to solve every problem I have run into by going to www.suse.com, and searching their support database. It is also incredibly stable. I have had other distributions' systems hang completely when a certain app crashed, when an app has crashed SuSE I have never had this issue, the worst I've had to do is kill/restart X.
Although SuSE 8.2 didn't come w/ development tools, Samba server, or DVD playback functionality, none of this was difficult to find.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $40.00 | Rating: 8
really easy to install ,tons of apps ,stable ,easy
would be excellent if YOU could be used for KDE & other packages as well ... like apt-get
Really easy install .... takes little time ..... generally seems to be fast .....
More disk & security related tools would be better than online-banking apps & other silly stuff
YAST makes adding stuff and configuration really easy .... its not a Linux flavour IŽd recommend for ones who want to really learn everything .... it just all worked out of the box 4 me .... stable .....
Great for a painless intro to Linux but it still has all the tools one wants .....