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Synopsis: Special Edition Using Linux, Fifth Edition, is the complete, comprehensive reference that allows you to get optimum use and productivity from your Linux operating system. This book features three of the top Linux distributions--Caldera, Red Hat, and Debian--but also teaches Linux independent of its included distributions. Features that you can look forward to learning about in this edition include installing and configuring each of the three included distributions, troubleshooting, installing and configuring various Internet and email services, managing user accounts, files, and directories, and new coverage of Linux/Windows interoperability.
Review: The biggest appeal of this book is its companion software with three separate versions of Linux on CD-ROM--Red Hat Linux 4.1, Slackware Linux 3.1, and Caldera Open Linux Lite 1.1. You'll be able to try out all three versions without going through the trouble of downloading (though these are old versions of each flavor).
The text focuses on Red Hat Linux, though it's similar to the other two versions on the CD-ROM and you can easily transfer lessons to the others. The authors begin by explaining how to install Linux and how to configure it properly for your hardware environment. Then, they talk about key commands--file management and the like--before spilling the beans on how to run programs.
The information on how to get DOS and Windows programs to run under Linux with dosemu and other jury-rigs is notable. There's even a list of programs (popular and less so) that have been made to run under Linux; each entry comes complete with the e-mail address of a person who claims to have done it.
From there, the book moves on to explain X Windows, time-sharing servers, vi, Internet tools, and the mechanics of using Linux as an Internet server (though there are other whole books that cover the subject in more depth). Overall, this book distinguishes itself by showing you how to do unusual things with Linux. Get this book if you want to see your new operating system do some unusual tricks.
Title: Special Edition Using Linux (5th Edition)
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 5th Edition.
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