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LinuxBible: Boot Up to Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu, and 7 Other Distributions Paperback – February 6, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0471754893 ISBN-10: 0471754897 Edition: 2006th
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From the Back Cover

If Linux can do it, you can do it too . . .

Once you switch to Linux, you may never go back. Join the move to this fast-growing open source operating system with the step-by-step guidance you need to install and administer Linux on your desktop, network server, or workstation. This comprehensive guide describes key components and walks you through installation, security, your favorite desktop applications, and a multitude of Linux distributions. Already experienced with Linux? Get up to speed on new desktop and server enhancements, improved administration tools, and the latest in each distribution.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Linux

  • Try out new features in Fedora, KNOPPIX, and ten other Linux distributions from bonus DVD and CD
  • Run complete bootable Linux distributions without installing
  • Boost productivity by learning Linux desktop, shell, and system administration features
  • Set up safe connections to the Internet using firewalls and other security tools
  • Go multimedia with hot new apps for movies, music, video, images, and games
  • Get online with the Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail client
  • Discover programming environments and tools to help you develop your own software
  • Configure a Web server (LAMP) and e-mail server to become part of the Internet

About the Author

Christopher Negus (Reedsberg, WI) is the author of the best-selling Red Hat Linux Bibles, Linux Toys, and Linux Troubleshooting Bible. He is a member of the Madison Linux User’s Group. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Chris served on development teams for the UNIX operating system at AT&T Bell Labs where UNIX was created and developed. He later worked with Novell on UNIX development and Caldera.
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Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 326)
  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2006 edition (February 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471754897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471754893
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,346,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Luciano on March 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have just entered the world of linux and bought this book as it seemed the best available in the market at the moment and i was proved right! The book also includes 12 different linux distributions but I suggest you install the Fedora Core 4 as the book is based on this distribution. Anyone new to linux must have this book as it starts from the very begining of linux and it gets tougher as the book proceeds.

Five stars to this great book.

Thank u Chris Negus
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chris Negus on February 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a quick way to get your hands on a dozen different Linux distributions. Some you can boot up directly (KNOPPIX and Damn Small Linux) from the CD and DVD that come with the book. Others you can install (Fedora, Debian, and others) from the same media.

If you have not used Linux before, the book was designed to help you install Linux, run basic applications (music/video players, word processors, Web browsers, email clients and so on), use the shell and desktops, and configure basic servers (email and Web servers). All the software described comes with the book, plus hundreds of other applications there wasn't room to cover.

If you are a software developer, but haven't used Linux, it presents the programming tools and environments that are available to help get started. The book also has a whole part that describes a dozen different Linux distributions, the communities that produce them, and features that make each special.

An experienced Linux person might want to use this book to find out about other Linux distributions or just have the media to show off many different Linux systems. But more likely, they would want to give it to a friend whom they want to let in on the secret.

I hope you enjoy my book. -- Chris Negus
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Breazeale on April 6, 2006
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The jury's still out on this book. There may be all kinds of wonderful info in the text, but if I can't get some of the distros that come on the accompanying CD and DVD to install and run, which was one reason for buying the book, I just can't get all excited about recommending it to others. Sort of like buying computer hardware from eCost.com and then getting screwed out of the rebate by their convoluted rebate process.
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By Thomas Harvey on October 2, 2014
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A lot of info here. But I don't use it very often.
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