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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?: None indicated | Rating: 9
Great details regarding network admin, wireless, ftp, samba, managing users, and basic Linux troubleshooting
None to speak of
Linux Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison, is part of the "Bruce Perens Open Source Series". This is a very thorough reference book, and I'd recommend it highly. One reason this book stood out in my eyes was due to the fact that the examples provided are outstanding -- in other words, instead of just giving the command to run, the book includes the typical, complete output that the user could be expected to see. Additionally, the language used throughout the book is clear, concise, and to the point. Additionally, the author took care to include highly relevant tips and notes related to the topic at hand.
The target audience for this book (I think) would be people who have a reasonable degree of familiarity with Linux, and who are looking to improve their own systems and/or broaden their knowledge of Linux administration. Newbies could also benefit greatly from reading this book, however, for really new newbies, who are mainly interesting in a general guidebook on Linux, my recommendation would be to come back to this book after a basic level of understanding/competency was gained.
Make no mistake - this is an excellent book, however, the prime beneficiaries of it would be intermediate-level Linux users who are already comfortable with the CLI, package maintenance, and basic system administration. As the popular saying goes, I give it 2 thumbs up. -- J.W.
Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10
It flows very well and gives the perfect amount of details.
This is a book that you can actually read without needing to be in front of a computer. It has the right amount of sample command output to give you an understanding of what is being described. It is an enjoyable read rather than a dry technical reference. I give it a 10 because it is also of the perfect size to take with you on your commute (public transit) to work. It actually keeps me awake.