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Product Details

  • Series: Mastering
  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex Inc (August 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782129277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782129274
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.5 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,944,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Mastering RedHat Linux 7.1 is designed to take a user of Windows and make them a confortable, capable user of RedHat 7.1 and Linux in general. In this sense, the reader will master the use of the operating system. Some readers have noted that the book is not intended for learning system administration and this is true: the book focuses on the use of Linux as a personal operating system and a desktop operating system with enough discussion of server subject to satisfy the power user.

From the Back Cover

Join the Red Hat Revolution!
Newly revised and updated, Mastering Red Hat Linux is the essential guide to the world's leading Linux distribution. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know to install, configure, use, and optimize Red Hat Linux. You'll even find the operating system itself-the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 7.1, absolutely free on the enclosed CD!

Whatever you want to achieve with Linux, Mastering Red Hat Linux makes it easy, providing the clear instruction and unique insights of a Linux expert who understands the needs of the non-Unix world.

Coverage includes:
• Installing Red Hat Linux
• Configuring and using the GNOME and KDE graphical user interfaces
• Configuring and using X Windows v. 4
• Using Linux commands
• Managing files in Linux
• Connecting to the Internet and sending email with Linux
• Using Netscape 6 for Linux
• Faxing from Linux
• Using Linux on a LAN
• Using Linux as part of a Windows network
• Connecting and configuring USB peripherals
• Creating a Linux Web server
• Setting up and using a Linux mail server
• Running DOS and Windows applications using Vine
• Configuring your Linux system with Linuxconf
• Re-compiling the Linux kernel

CD DESCRIPTION : On the enclosed CD, you'll find the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 7.1, the world's most popular Linux distribution. This is a non-expiring version that you can install and use for as long as you like.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
First, it's probably the latest book on the market, whcih means that it has an advantage over other older books. The structure of this book is very organized, and the substance well written: easy to read and explanatory, but concise. The auther always alludes to the big pictures or the key concepts behind the specific subjects so that I know where each little puzzle should fit into the big frame.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 2001
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The book focuses on the transition from a Windows-family OS to Linux and Unix in general. It is well organized and clear, though sometimes wordy. "Mastering Red Hat Linux" is primarily oriented at beginners, but also covers some more advanced topics like installation and configuration of mail and web servers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book has some serious shortcomings. As noted by other reviewers, it lacks depth for linux admins. A good alternative maybe texts from linuxdoc.org. It also suffers from the page bloat that characterizes computer books. Many pages are taken up with redundant instructions and useless screenshots (why attempt to explain a change in color with black and white graphics?). But perhaps the greatest shortcoming is that the book lacks good integration with the accompanying CD. If you think by following the text's installation instructions you can work through the book, think again. Early in the book, instruction is given on GNOME. However, two critical apps for the GNOME demo are missing from the install (The Gimp and Gnumeric). The chapters on KDE are even worse. To top it off, if you followed advice at the start of the book, you would not have net connectivity and could not get out on the web to get the files necessary to follow along with the text. Ughhhh! If the software matched the book, this product could be a gem. Instead it is another overpriced, over-promising, and under-delivering heap, not worth the (...)price (...). If you have experience with Linux, this book may disappoint you. If you lack experience with Linux, save yourself some $$ and frustration and don't start here.
Please note that since this book's release this summer, Red Hat 7.2 has been released.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
The book is nicely organized, easy to read and clear. The installation instructions helped me from step one. I don't understand some of the other reviews, but maybe they purchased this book for other purposes. (...)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Park, Sang Kil on November 28, 2001
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I'm very disappoinded this book . It's focusing to Linux Newbie escpecially using Linux for Desktop .
I wanna know Red Hat Linux 7.1 Server Technology , but It was too bad to know Server Technic .
Mastering ? huh ! NO THIS BOOK !
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