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Thirty-two flavors and then some--there's a Linux variant for every requirement and every personality. If you've chosen SuSE Linux (or want to add it to your Linux repertoire), you'll be very happy with SuSE Linux Unleashed. This comprehensive volume touches on every aspect of its subject environment and covers the most important details in considerable depth. The approach combines explanatory material (here's how e-mail gets from place to place, for instance) with procedural advice (here's what to do to restrict FTP access) and documentation (the sendmail command characters are...). It's a good approach that lends itself both to quick lookups and more deliberate learning.

The reader might wish for better coverage of installing a modem subsequent to the initial Linux setup, but Bill Ball and his collaborators are to be particularly commended for getting an Unleashed programming section right. They show you how the compilers work and how to do a few useful tricks (like sending text as an e-mail message from inside a Perl program). They don't waste time on tutorial stuff that belongs in dedicated programming books. Coverage of Samba and kernel manipulation are also outstanding, and there's enough on firewalls to get you started. Plus, there's a full copy of SuSE Linux 6.2 on the accompanying CD-ROM. --David Wall

Topics covered: SuSE Linux 6.2, its features, and its foibles. Coverage begins with installation and includes XFree86, GNOME, and networking, with explanation of SuSE's YaST tool where appropriate. Later sections include networking, network services and servers, system administration, and kernel alteration. Programming gets some coverage, and there's some information on applications. A command reference rides along as an appendix.

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SuSE Linux Unleashed shows you how to install, configure, and manage the latest version of SuSE Linux. This book provides the information you want and need and can otherwise only be found by hunting through multiple documents on the internet. The most important topics to the intermediate/advanced user are covered on installation and management of SuSE systems, and wisdom and insights on how to control some of the more difficult to use aspects of SuSE, like integrating SuSE into Microsoft networks is provided. The book includes advanced topics such as setting up an Internet server, setting up a firewall, and installing Linux on notebook computers. SuSE Linux Unleashed also has extensive coverage of working with open-source databases, and covers programming in several languages and shells in detail.
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Product Details

  • Series: Unleashed
  • Paperback: 1000 pages
  • Publisher: Sams (December 21, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067231780X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672317804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,282,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a must have for anyone who administers Linux SuSE servers or any Linux based servers. I knew nothing about Linux before I bought this book. This book has made SuSE very clear. As a System Administrator of an ISP, this book helped me a great deal in setting up and modifying our servers. In addition, the book was a great tool as I converted my BSD servers to Linux without a glitch. I highly recommend this book to anyone, the beginner or the advanced. This book has taught me most of what I need to know, however, it is also an excellent reference to go back on. I will like to thank Bill for emailing me with detailed answers to my questions and concerns about my conversion. Thanks Henry Gonzalez
great book!
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This is a great book to get one started running any linux. It's very good for SuSE, my favorite business class linux. I found the TCP/IP section to be one of the best I've ever read. Tells you what you need to know without getting too far into the messy guts of IP.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who needs to create and maintain a linux workstation or server.
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By A Customer on February 16, 2000
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Finally a book on SuSE ! About time !
So far I have mostly been using the book as a reference. I am new to Linux but have extensive UNIX experience. Whenever I touched topics that were new to me I used this book and it has been a great help so far. The only drawback perhaps is that it covers SuSE 6.2 and not the latest version 6.3.
Still highly recommended !
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This Book had everything I was looking for.
Trying to implement Samba as a Domain server.
It took me a few hours to read all the related chapters.
And then followed the steps in the book and 2 Hours later my server was up and running.
Some minor parts are out of date. But it is still the most valuable book I looked at for Linux.
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