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    Bob Rankin(Author)

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Once considered a fringe operating system with a cult following, Linux is now touted as the only viable alternative to Windows. Recent attention in the media and backing from industry leaders such as Oracle and IBM have helped increase shipments of the open source operating system dramatically over the past year.

The No B.S. Guide to Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive and concise guide to the most popular Linux version on the market -- Red Hat. Its release is timed to coincide with the release of Red Hat's newest version -- the first Linux version with a graphical user interface. No 1,000-page doorstop, this book provides new and experienced users with succinct, easy-to-follow instructions for installing, configuring, and running Red Hat Linux. The author illustrates this operating system's features and capabilities and leads readers through the commands and utilities, showing that Linux can do anything Windows can do -- only faster and cheaper.

The No B.S. Guide to Red Hat Linux 6 is a clear, easy-to-follow guide to installing and learning to use the most popular commercial distribution of the Linux operating system. Meant for Linux novices with Microsoft Windows experience, this book provides procedural information about installation and configuration. It then conveys orientations to the Linux way of thinking about problems and the tools used to get work done, mostly with the Bash shell. "A comprehensive introduction to the world of Linux. This is a great place for the beginning user to start." -- St. Paul Pinoeer Press"An aptly named book. . . great for a beginner to Linux. If you are constantly being called by friends to help out with installing and running Linux, this book makes a great gift." -- Linux Forum, October, 1999"For someone who has already installed Red Hat 6.0 Linux and wants to learn more about its new capabilities, I wholeheartedly recommend this book." -- Linux Journal, February 2000"Rankins expertise and informal style make this an ideal choice for the beginning Linux user and an excellent reference for the more experienced user." -- Sys Admin Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 420 pages
  • Bob Rankin(Author)
  • NO STARCH PRESS,US; 1999 edition (November 1999)
  • Unknown
  • 6
  • Computers & Technology

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  • By Kris Ring on January 29, 2000

    I have just began learning Linux since I can foresee Microsoft Windows unaviodable demise, and I think Bob Rankin has done a perfect job with this book. I am a person who, like most all of us, is almost totally dependant on Windows to get anywhere, and now is the time for us to revolt! Well maybe not, but this book does a perfect job in helping a Windows junky like me to make the transition to Linux and never made me feel like a lost puppy. By the time I finished reading this book I was ready to dump Windows and make a complete switch... except I would lose all my fun games. The only drawback this book had was in talking about running more than one hard drive, but for my intents and purposes there couldn't have been a better way to start learning Linux, and even though version 6.0 isn't the newest anymore, I would still very strongly suggest to anyone out there wanting to learn Linux to start with this book, it will be much worth their time.

  • By A customer on November 17, 1999

    "No B.S." is right. I have thoroughly read this book and loved every bit. Everything was so understandable and easy to read with a humorous comment here and there to keep the book from going dull. This book goes through a lot of basics. The installation was a cinch, and working with XWindows has never been easier!The one downfall that wasn't touched on much was the networking. I run a small LAN in my basement, (a 4 computer 10/100mb network) and when my main computer is in Linux, I can't have my thrilling 4 player Quake battle :-) Other than that tiny, tiny problem, the book is wonderful. If you want a guide that won't mislead you into a dead end, get this book! I highly dought you'll be disappointed.I DID find a few small spelling errors, though ;-p

  • By A customer on February 21, 2000

    I felt that as far as I got, 30+ pages, the book appeared to be well written. However in the process of going through the installation I encountered a "PARTATION NOT LINUX NATIVE FORMATTED" notice. So I started over again and encountered the same thing. I then took some time and went through the index, table of contents and paged through each chapter and to no avail did I encounter anything on "LINUX NATIVE FORMATTING". So I started the installation over again. Same problem. I stopped and went out and bought a different book. In short it was a waste of $ + tax and my time. Aside from this major roadblock, the writing is very clear and concise. I wish all technical books were written with this clearity and format.


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