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Old 08-31-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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books based on obsolete distro versions

Do distros change radically enough over a few years to render a Linux book based on the older version unreliable or useless? I work in a library, and when I shelved a Linux book today--I forget the title, but it either was all about Fedora Core 2 or used FC2 as an example--and I know FC2 is way out of date. Was the book fit to be disposed of?
Old 08-31-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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a beginner could have still used to learn bash commands and how to use yum and stuff like that, so no it wasn't fit to be disposed of


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