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Old 09-23-2003, 09:14 PM   #1
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red hat linux 7.2 unleased book vs 9

i have the red hat linux 7.2 unleased book by bill ball. are the commands in this book that much different than the same book but with version 9 . hate to spend the money for red hat linux 9 unleased if the material is redundant
Old 09-23-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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It can't really hurt you to learn basic system admin. and commands from the book you have. You will, however, find that tons of stuff has changed since fact a lot of the system structure...and certainly the X stuff will be pretty out of date...installation is vastly different too.

I would use that book to learn rudimentary Unix stuff you want to learn, but I would rely on more recent online documentation for the newer Redhat configurations.

You can also do a trial membership (free) at ...they give you 14 days free. You can read newer Redhat books there if you want.

But honestly, Redhat is pretty well-documented online either here, on Redhat's site, or on google. You hardly need a book for Redhat these days.
Old 09-23-2003, 09:55 PM   #3
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thanks , interesting info. aware of some of the commands have changed, such as the x-confugurator in 7.2 has chaged to redhat-xfree86-config i believe, may be wrong. i have been reading some out of the online book -linux-rute and tutoring quide, it gets into the linux system well and really expains the nuts and bolts of linux. just wish i had more time. see ya


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