"If I were to recommend a single user's manual for a Linux desktop, I would pick How Linux Works." -- blogcritics.org, August 2004
"does a great job of taking the reader through the more advanced parts of Linux ... a very informative read" -- SA Computer Magazine, September 2004
"the book covers all the basics, starting with the shell and ending with a great chapter about buying hardware." -- eWeek, June 2004
5 stars, "One of the best basic books on learning Linux, written with the power user in mind." -- OpenSource-Book-Reviews.com http://www.opensource-book-reviews.com/book_reviews/by_publisher/No_Starch_Press/
About the Author
Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993, when he scraped together enough pennies for a secondhand 386. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Chicago, and currently works in San Francisco as a consultant and instructor. He is author of the Linux Kernel-HOWTO, The Book of VMware and The Linux Problem Solver.