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SUSE Linux Paperback – July 28, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0596101831 ISBN-10: 059610183X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (July 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059610183X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596101831
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is excellent starter text for those wishing to explore a readily available introduction to the world of Linux." - Dr Peter J Murray, British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management, February 2007

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A Complete Guide to Novell's Community Distribution

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It is approachable and well written.
Daniel Stout
If you are looking to work with SUSE Linux now or in the future, pick up this book, you'll be glad you did!!
Dan McKinnon
It is aimed at "The enthusiastic pilgrim...", and indeed meets many needs of a Linux beginner and user.
Alec Ross

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Alec Ross on August 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a highly useful guide to installing and using SUSE Linux. It is aimed at "The enthusiastic pilgrim...", and indeed meets many needs of a Linux beginner and user. The contents are well chosen and described.

The book is very practical, giving detailed instructions for a range of key tasks in the installation and use of SUSE 10.1. But the information given goes beyond this, and is of use with other versions and distributions. For example, the "why" of the tasks is explained in some detail, and there is also a significant amount of command line usage shown.

Beyond the explicit content, the author gives pointers to URLs and more dead tree resources for those that want to explore the topics further.

In short, this book is worth buying, even if you have already have the printed documentation from a Professional version of SUSE.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harold McFarland HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on January 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
Ever since Novell purchased SUSE Linux there has been a whirlwind of activity, press releases, and articles everywhere about what they intend to do with it and where SUSE will go from here. In this book the author guides the reader through the details of the community distribution. The focus is on the desktop user who wants to migrate to SUSE but doesn't know much about Linux. Only minimal computer literacy is assumed and the author walks you through everything from the installation through setting up email, printers, network cards, users, and anything else you might want to configure on your desktop. The section on administration is well done and explains how to do things both from the command line and graphical interfaces. Other areas covered include graphics, audio, video, burning CDs and DVDs, installing and configuring on your laptop, package management, and network services including sharing files, remote access, configuring a web server, name resolution and everything else you would need to install and configure a small business server. SUSE Linux is highly recommended to those who want to learn the basics of this system as a desktop operating system. The server portion is useful for a small business server but for a high-demand server the proprietary version is preferred and not covered in this text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Stout on August 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
Brown did a great job of encapsulating a lot of entry-level and intermediate knowledge into this book. Each chapter stands along but furthers along the whole, which seeks to educate the reader about the various systems in SUSE Linux. Unlike many computer books, this book will age well because the information is specific but not tied to any one particular version. So what was relevant for 10.1 is equally relevant for 10.3 and beyond.

I read this book from cover to cover and learned a lot in the process. It is approachable and well written. It is technical but good at explaining and teaching.
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I am moving some CPU/RAM hungry applications from Windows to Linux, mainly Ubuntu but keep my eyes open for other Linux distributions. SUSE meets my needs and this book made this transition much more user friendly. Got it brand new from Amazon via Redbrazil for unbelievable 2.73+4S&H, still recovering after price shock!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Al Swanson VINE VOICE on September 15, 2007
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I was (am) a complete noob to Suse and linux in general. I'm very experienced when it comes to OS-level stuff and computers, but I needed a good overall book to get my suse install going. Well, this wasn't the book to get. If everything works perfectly on your install, you're good to go - and you wouldn't need this book anyway! If, however, your install hiccups, then this book won't help.
Like the install section, the rest of the book is basics only. Not much in the way of troubleshooting, either.
I'm not saying it's not a good book. It may be perfect for the transition user, someone going from Win to linux and primarily interested in using desktop applications and doing simple admin tasks. Perhaps for that user segment, this is a five-star book. I wanted a bit more and for that, it doesn't deliver.
An example is during the install section. There's no info on dual-booting a machine. I don't want to speak for others, but I imagine that's a common install of linux. It's certainly what I wanted to do. No info was contained on how to do it, however. The install that is done in the book offers little in explanation of 'why' you would do things - just do them. Again, perhaps only a fault if you want something other than a vanilla single-boot machine installation.
Lastly, the book references version 10.1 and shipping version is 10.2. Some things have changed although not enough to say the book needs updating.
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