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Fedora Core 6 Unleashed
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2 21767 01-30-2008
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100% of reviewers $50.00 9.5
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Description: This book at approximately 1100 pages and at $50.00 US comes to about 5 per page. And it includes a copy of the official DVD.
Keywords: Hudson Hudson, authors, isbn 0672329298
Publisher: Sams Publishing Com
ISBN: 0672329298


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Old 01-15-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
Lsatenstein
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 6 XEN
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 9

Pros: Good print, reams of information
Cons: Not all Chapter numbers on inside covers match chapter numbers in the book



The book is not for bed time reading. I began with a review of the preparation chapter, and then skimmed or read in detail, the chapters of interest. I feel that the book is too fat with historical information. Perhaps it could be pruned by 20%.

A frustration I encountered is that the quick list table of contents on the inside front cover does not match the chapter titles for example (of many. I guess a chapter was added but the cover references were forgotten. For example, Cover says Backup my * system Chapter 16 But it is really chapter 17.

Many other examples with indexing flaws.

I did not bother with the cover stuff, except to use my ball point to make the corrections. For the chapters of interest to me, which I found well written, I took a post-it sticky, and put it on that page with its flap hanging out.

In some chapters the authors were quite explicit about what to do. In other areas, their experience did not shine through, but documentation was acceptable.

I got the feeling that the authors were more familiar with KDE then with Gnome. That said, the Gnome equvalents to KDE functionality was not always identified.

Authors discussed fonts, but did not seem aware of the fc-cache command to force the cacheing of fonts.

At the price it is a good book. I would bet that the second edition will have many of the errors cleaned up and be a reference book for everyones bookcase of briefcase.

Together, this book with the one from Chris Tyler make a great pair of manuals, all towards Fedora support and pleasure in use.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 01:21 AM   #2
Alex2008
 
Registered: Jan 2008
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

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This is the best book that will take you from the Zero level (actually, i had some good knowledge about Linux administration and programming) to a level that allow you to run some network services (such as; email, shared folders, LDAP, Proxy, DNS ...etc).
I highly recommend to have this book in your home or work.


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