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Linux Bible 2009 Edition: Boot up Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and more Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0470373675 ISBN-10: 0470373679 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Bible
  • Paperback: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470373679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470373675
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Run the world's most popular free operating system on your own computer

Get in on the Linux phenomenon! Play music and games, publish on paper or on the Web, and communicate over the Internet. This comprehensive book includes step-by-step instructions and software for 18 different Linux distributions. Whether you are an enterprising do-it-yourselfer or an aspiring Linux professional, you can start here on your path to software freedom.

  • Master Linux for desktops, servers, and workstations

  • Find, install, and use loads of free and open source software

  • Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools

  • Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux

  • Browse, e-mail, or chat over the Internet from a Linux desktop

  • Set up your own e-mail and Web (LAMP) servers

  • Make safe connections with firewalls and other security tools

A total of 18 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD-ROM.

  • To try out Linux, boot directly KNOPPIX, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions

  • To keep Linux permanently, install Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian GNU, Damn Small Linux, Slackware Linux, and other distributions to your hard disk

About the Author

Chris Negus has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. Last year, Chris co-authored four books for the new Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, and BSD UNIX Toolbox.

For eight years, Chris worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to help contribute to Novell’s UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.


More About the Author

Christopher Negus has been one of the world's leading writers of Linux books for nearly a decade. His Red Hat Linux Bible series has sold more than one-quarter million copies worldwide. Chris also authored or coauthored the books Linux Bible (2005 through 2007 editions), Linux Toys, Linux Toys II, and Linux Troubleshooting Bible for Wiley Publishing. For Prentice Hall, Chris is the editor of the Negus Live Linux Series and author of that series' flagship book, Live Linux CDs. Before becoming a full-time author, Chris Negus worked on UNIX operating system development teams at AT&T Bell Labs, UNIX System Labs, and Novell in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular, Chris worked in the areas of UNIX system administration and networking. When not working on computer books, Chris likes to spend time with his family: Sheree, Seth, and Caleb. Chris also enjoys playing soccer, singing opera (when nobody can hear him), and making things out of old computers.

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My understanding is that Linux and Ubuntu have changed little since 2009; whether that is true seems irrelevant in view of all the info this book provides. It is a place for me to start. I will know when / if I need more current info; most of which is available online anyway. At the price this book was offered, including the shipping fee, I could not afford to pass it up. It is a learning tool I do not have to be at my computer to use.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By geezergeek on August 31, 2009
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This is an excellent reference book covering a wide range of Linux distributions as well as many other topics related to Linux in general. Recommended!
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Douglas E. Radcliffe on April 6, 2009
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Very good book. A lot of information. Very easy to understand without talking down to you.
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