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Linux Hardware Handbook
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0 16190 02-10-2004
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Description: Author: Roderick W. Smith
Recommended audience: Intermediate
RRP: 39.99 USA, $59.99 CAN, 28.99 UK

A fantastic compendium of useful information regarding what hardware works, and what does not, as well as tips about how to install and configure your devices. This is not a light read, and should definitely be considered a reference rather than bed-time reading. Although very x86 centred, mention of other architectures is made.

Blurb on back cover:
Linux was developed first for Intel 80x86 hardware, but not all such hardware was created equal. Learn from Linux expert RWS how to avoid the hardware that's less than ideal for use with Linux, where to find the hardware to make Linux run at its peak, and how to make the most of the hardware you already have. Whether you need to get Linux running on an existing computer, upgrade a Linux computer, or buy a completely new computer, this book provides you with the knowledge you need to tackle the task and achieve the optimal results. Avoid costly downtime due to inappropriate hardware selections or suboptimal drivers, and make your Linux computer fly with device tuning and the right hardware to fit your needs as a Linux user.

Hardware categories to be found:
Core Systems
The CPU, motherboards, memory, case & PSU
Storage
Hard-, removable-, optical- and tape-drives, and SCSI host adapters.
Audio/Video
Sound cards, audio input/output, video cards, video capture and AV input hardware and monitors.
Input/Output
Keyboards, mice, parallel ports, serial ports, networking hardware (including modems), scanners and printers.
Notes on pre-built systems
Store-bought non-Linux systems, Linux workstations and notebooks.

All in all, a very good Christmas present :D
Keywords: systems hardware selecting installing configuring components
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 0-672-31918-7





  



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