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Introduction to Linux (Second Edition) (Fultus Technical Library) [Paperback]

Machtelt Garrels
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January 30, 2007 1596821124 978-1596821125 2
Whether you're just starting out with Linux or looking to hone your existing skills, this book will provide you with the knowledge you need.

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Machtelt Garrels is a Linux veteran and freelance trainer. She learned the importance of mastering the basic concepts about a subject in order to get the most out of any IT course. She is also a member of The Linux Documentation Project, where she initially found a fertile ground for making her work read throughout the world. She writes from practical experience as a long-time Linux user, administrator, support engineer and instructor.

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  • Series: Fultus Technical Library
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Fultus Corporation; 2 edition (January 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596821124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596821125
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,470,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a woman June 15, 2007
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Just kidding, Tille ! Anyhow I while I appreciate the fact that an extremely competent and skilled linux admin like Garrels has taken pains to write a basic guide and has made it freely available online for the Linux Documentation Project, I still have some issues with this being a good intro for the Linux beginner. Yes, it's short, to the point and precise, but for a real beginner it is too short, too to the point and too terse. It is distribution independent, theoretically a good point, but in practice a down side for a beginner who 's way more interested in how to organize his desktop than in how to use the find command efficiently. Let's face it, there is no such thing like a command line only introduction to Linux for the real beginner. Failure to understand this is the main reason while a superior product like Linux has still not replaced Windows in the desktop market. I wish the author will take the time to write a real, complete, gentle and tutorial -like intro to Linux focusing or one or two of the main distros. Meanwhile, the best intro (and distro) I can recommend to the Linux beginner is "Beginning Ubuntu Linux" by Apress. I can promise it will bring you to the level whne you can kiss Windows ( and his licence fees) goodbye.
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