"Definitely to be kept close at hand if you're not a Linux wizard" -- Network World, November 29, 2004 http://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/112904gearhead.html
"Unless you're expert at everything, you'll find helpful material. There are pointers to esoteric utilities you've probably never heard of." -- PCUnix.com, October 2004
"Well worth getting." -- ;login: December 2004
A fact-filled book that's well composed and easy to reference... You should have a copy close at hand. -- Lockergnome, July 4, 2005
Michael Stutz's acclaimed Linux Cookbook now appears in its updated second edition, packing in tips and techniques for everyday applications. -- Midwest Book Review, December, 2004
Stutz' Linux Cookbook ... doubled in size from 402 to over 800 pages. -- ;login:, December 2004
This book contains an amazing amount of hard to find information on specific Linux commands. -- Security Forums Dot Com, October 31, 2004
From the Author
I wrote this book because I want everyone to know how to use free (or "open source") software, because I think everyone deserves the freedom that comes with it. Linux is becoming ever more powerful and popular, and the free software movement is gaining ground -- everyone should know what it is all about, and how they can use it in their lives.
Linux isn't hard to use, but if you're used to a completely different way of doing things, you might need someone to show you what to do. When you want to use your computer to do some task, you can break down the task into a "recipe" -- and that's what I've done to make it easy to use Linux. And anyone can follow a recipe.
This book aims to give all of the easiest and most effective "recipes" for people who want to use a Linux-based computer system to get things done.
Proprietary software denies you the freedoms that should be your right. You deserve better than that; you deserve the freedom of free software. Learn how to get it with THE LINUX COOKBOOK.
~Michael Stutz, August 2001
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.