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Linux For Non-Geeks
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4 46303 07-28-2005
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100% of reviewers $19.99 6.5
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Description: This book is for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux for Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: Installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more. Readers with only basic experience with Windows or another Linux distribution will learn how to do everything on their Linux machine that they are used to doing with Windows. Includes a complete installation of Fedora Linux on two CDs.
Keywords: Linux Non-Geeks Hands-On Project-Based Take-It-Slow Guidebook
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1-59327-034-8


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Old 08-04-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
 
Registered: Dec 1969
Posts: 0

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Don't waste your time or money with this incomplete guide/distrobution. You can figure out the parts of the guide that work and the rest doesn't function at all.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
Jmcatch742
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Mepis, Ubuntu, Slackity slack
Posts: 159

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Great for New Users
Cons: Leaves you hanging at the end


This is an excellent book for anybody who wants to get started with fedora core. It even comes with a free cd. It walks you step by step about how to install and how to set up you computer using gnome.

The only downside is once you have your computer set up it just ends, and you're like "um... ok it's all set up what do I do now"

All in all its a great book for somebody totally new to linux to use. Do not listen to the first post he doesnt know what he's talking about and gave absolutely no description whatsoever about whatwas wrong.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
nicksmart234
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Kubuntu 7.10
Posts: 53

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $19.99 | Rating: 9

Pros: good walkthrough throughout the book
Cons: some of the items a bit outdated, command line info a bit shy


This book is great for people who are just starting out with linux as it has projects that let u actually get a feel for what is happening. I serves as a great refrence when u get something new for example i skiped the part on how to wirelessly connect ur computer because i had no need for it but when i had to change to wireless, it served as a great guide. I understand that the first post was experiencing some problems. These may have been because some of the projects that it goes through,the versions are a bit outdated. also the part on the command line is a bit shy as it goes through the bare essentials and nothing else. It would be nice if it had gone through some more commands.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:50 PM   #4
New2Tux
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Linspire
Posts: 13

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Easy to follow
Cons: Doesn't explain dual hards w/drive dual booting well.


I found it mostly very informative, non-threating and easy to understand. There are a few areas that need improvement, great if migrating from Windows.
 




  



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