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OpenSUSE 11.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Bible [Paperback]

Roger Whittaker , Justin Davies
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September 2, 2008 0470275871 978-0470275870 1
  • Presenting updated coverage of openSUSE 11.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0, this reference is written by Novell insiders and boasts the most up-to-date information available
  • Topics covered include the openSUSE project, command line programs and implementing online services, virtualization, kernel updates, Enterprise Architecture, and more
  • Reviews Linux fundamentals such as methodologies, partitions, and file system, and features a new section devoted entirely to end-user needs
  • The DVD includes the openSUSE 11.0

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From the Back Cover

The latest edition of the most highly regarded SUSE book on the market!

Take charge of your SUSE Linux system at home or at work

Today's open-source SUSE Linux software has evolved to the point where you can harness it for home or office and for desktops, networks, or across an enterprise. The latest edition of this bestselling Bible provides all the step-by-step instruction, techniques, and resources you need to install, configure, operate, and secure openSUSE 11.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. This is the only SUSE reference you'll need to get up and running—and stay that way!

  • Master SUSE basics, including filesystems, partitioning, and logging

  • Launch YaST, the SUSE installation and administration program

  • Tap the command line for text manipulation or advanced networking

  • Set up major network services such as Web sites or file and print servers

  • Use SUSE in an enterprise, including for storage area networks and virtualization

  • Configure firewalls, set up for wireless, and work with third-party hardware and software

What's on the DVD?

Install and launch OpenSUSE 11.0 from the complete copy provided on the DVD.

System Requirements: Please refer to Appendix A in the book for the system requirements for the DVD.

About the Author

After working as a teacher of Mathematics and as Deputy Head of an independent school in London, Roger Whittaker discovered Linux in 1996 and became increasingly interested (some would say obsessed). When SUSE Linux opened its UK office in 1999, he changed careers and worked as a technical and training consultant until early in 2004. He now works for Novell supporting Linux installations for large customers. He is Newsletter Editor for UKUUG, the UK's Unix and Open Systems user group.

Justin Davies has been a Linux user since the age of 15. After University, he joined SUSE Linux as a Technical Consultant where he specialized in Linux on non-Intel architecture. He then spent time working with value-added resellers in Europe to define their open source strategy and go-to-market plans around Linux. He is now the founder and CTO of Ninetyten, a social networking consultancy based in London, where he is still providing solutions based on open source software.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470275871
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470275870
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction - Light on How-Tos January 12, 2009
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This is a good book if you know almost nothing about Linux or the seven layers of the OSI model and other basic concepts. But if you want to know anything specific about configuring Linux services or the global-type sevices that this release of Opensuse supports (NFS, Samba, etc.) this book will not help very much.

After using the CD as an install medium, I spent most of my time looking for answers on-line, not in the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I teach Linux at a local community college. I needed a good book that would teach my students some command line and some GUI in Linux. This was the only book that really came close.
No this book does not say click here, then click here, now type this, and hit next on trouble shooting. You really can't do that with a computer book because things changes with patches and software installs.
What this book is good at is telling you what tools are available and then letting you use them. The first few chapters cover the install(which I have now installed SUSE 11 on 10 totally different machines and they have all had the same outcome, flawless), software management, and command line all at the same time.
This book is a step up to previous books I have taught with the either focus on GUI or CLI not both. This helps when I have to explain to my students why command line is so powerful and GUI is just for nubes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OpenSUSE 11.0 October 6, 2008
OpenSuSe 11 is a vast improvement over the previous version. It has many features that make it very user frndly even to those weaned on Windows. This book is an excellent reference and explains various features and commands well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I am basically a Windows guy who only needs to interact with Linux for a day or two each month, so I am never going to become a Linux guru. Luckily this book gives me exactly what I need when I need it. Well written, well structured, easy to use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product February 23, 2010
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This is the book you need if you run Open SUSE.It isnt a hard book to understand even if you are fairly new to Linux.Gives enough detail to get you up and running and using Opensuse.
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