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Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional
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2 37456 01-06-2008
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.5

Description: An excellent description of how to begin taking one through the nuts and bolts of Linux and offering insight as to how the OS works and why it works the way it does.

This book takes the reader from installation of SUSE 9.1 professional to working with the BASH Shell, configuring internet, firewall and also offers tips on how to get the most of the SUSE 9.1 Professional product. It also provides insight into how Linux works as a OS and also offers descriptions of key programs that people shifting from windows to Linux might find useful like OpenOffice.

Topics such as Booting Linux, Securing Your System Personalizing SUSE Linux, Optimizing Your System, Backing up Data, Installing Software and working with Mulimedia are just some of the subjects that are covered.
Keywords: SUSE 9.1, guide, professional, beginner
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1-59059-458-4

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
The Stranger
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: SUSE 9.3 now using Ubuntu 14.04
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: Well written, easy to read and understand with simple instructions as well as explinations
Cons: Just scratches the surface for Beginners, needs just a bit more in certain areas

I have attempted to read other books concerning Linux, but this one was by far the easiest to understand. It is well written without so much technological speak, making it easy for the average windows user to understand.

Eight parts with 34 chapters cover everything form installing to optimising the system to working with multimedia, this book I feel is a must for those that would like to use SUSE. It comes with a version of 9.1 Professional that is easy to install and get working. Using the book as a guide, one can begin to understand and unleash the benefits of Linux, making the personal computer a more secure, more efficient tool.

Even though this is a great book, one should be cautioned that there is little in the way of understanding the technical jargon that is associated with Linux. The "Installing software" and working with the BASH Shell chapters are merely covered over with a light brushing of the subject almost loosing the reader. With the resources of the internet and sites like these however, one can easily overcome this minor issue.

All in all a great book and it is the one that converted me to Linux. A "Must Buy" for those struggling to get away from Windows to learn what their computer is all about.

Old 01-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
Fred Caro
Registered: May 2007
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Concise and easy to understand
Cons: Too concise in some areas, e.g., compiling from source cde

Excellent for those of us just starting out and available at a good price-important if you are only toying with keeping linux.Still relevant to later versions of Suze.More detailed books are available, some by the same author but it will get you started.Covers most areas to some extent but short one troubleshooting, although the index is very readable for the novice who does n't know all the terminology.


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