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RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press)
RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press)
by Michael H. Jang
Edition: Paperback
Price: $30.45
67 used & new from $19.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Help Rounding Out My Understanding, January 9, 2012
Having read (and reviewed) the previous edition of this book, I can say that this book (the Sixth edition) delivers on the strong points as well as its predecessor. The book is organized in such a way to mirror the exams, which means the organization has changed from the previous edition.

While I admit that I have no intention of taking the exams at this moment, I still find this book to be quite useful. It has helped me file the rough points in my own abilities as a long-time Red Hat user. For example, from this particular edition I attempted to gain a better understanding of one point I found frustrating, SELinux. I found that in reading the section on SELinux I was able to better understand the context in which other SELinux documents were written, and I can now use SELinux on my system rather than disable and ignore it as I have before.

For all of the other sections, this book makes for a great refresher for an experienced user, or as a way to introduce an otherwise well-rounded Linux administrator to the one service or aspect of the system where expertise is lacking.

As I've read in this book and elsewhere, the RHCE is designed to test your ability to accomplish defined tasks on a working system, rather than fill in the blanks. This book would certainly prove useful in: helping an experienced administrator understand the working of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, confidently administer a system, and read documentation targed to an advanced audience with confidence.


RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux (Exam RH302)
RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux (Exam RH302)
by Michael H. Jang
Edition: Paperback
57 used & new from $0.23

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Red Hat, August 10, 2007
This is a good book to go through if you're already a serious Linux user. If not, become one or take a class instead. The book starts with a quick over view of the basic skills for which you won't be tested but will need to finish the exam (like using vim). It then proceeds through the exam objectives from hardware to system to applications (bottom up). At the end of each chapter are a 'Two Minute Drill' and a self test. The two minute drills is a bulleted-list summary of the chapter and the self exam is in the fill-in-the-blank format, but even then it's a little inadequate for the actual exam.


Farsi-English/English-Farsi (Persian) Concise Dictionary (Hippocrene Concise Dictionary) (Persian Edition)
Farsi-English/English-Farsi (Persian) Concise Dictionary (Hippocrene Concise Dictionary) (Persian Edition)
by Anooshirvan M. Miandji
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.19
89 used & new from $4.45

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good starting point, but not the end, January 1, 2007
This dictionary isn't perfect, but it's a good start. Its advantages are that it has each Persian word written in both a Roman transliteration as well as the original Arabic script, its layout is fairly straightforward, and according to a Persian friend of mine, the words included are fairly typical. He also said that it's well suited for what I needed it for, but stressed that it's for beginners. The only thing I could see as an improvement to this book is that it include a cue to the meaning of the translations for words with one-to-many translations. For example, the English word lie has two meanings (synonyms with recline and deceive), but if you look up lie in this book, you will get two entries, with no indication as to which one means which.

If I had known what was in this book before I bought it, I would still have bought it. It was affordable and is worth its price, but it's not going to be my last dictionary.
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Linux Annoyances for Geeks: Getting the Most Flexible System in the World Just the Way You Want It
Linux Annoyances for Geeks: Getting the Most Flexible System in the World Just the Way You Want It
by Michael H. Jang
Edition: Paperback
Price: $34.99
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book Soon To Fall Apart From Overuse, May 19, 2006
This book makes a handy quick refference for Linux setup and customization. The audience for this book is the experienced Linux user, but the reader doesn't have to be an advanced Linux user (though, it helps). As someone who's been using Linux for 7 years, there are some things explained in this book that are new to me, some things that I can do blindfolded, and some that I remember, but need to refresh when I actually need to do them.

This book explains how to do such things as customizing the GUI and the user's ability to modify it, setting up removable media to mount/unmount automaticly (or not for a server), switching from/sharing with Windows, making backups, emergency system recovery, kernel customization, and a whole bunch of other things that it would fill an entire book (this one) to list them all. There's also information on setting up Linux servers, laptops and network devices (routers and firewalls).

This book generally asumes that the the main installation work has been done, and focuses more on post-installation customization and emergency recovery. For example, it doesn't explain how to install GNOME and KDE, but it does explain how to customize them. It also doesn't assume that the user is using a specific distribution, but it does focus more on Red Hat/Fedora, Debian, and SUSE, as these distributions are the ones best suited for a bussiness office.

If you are the administrator for a bussiness office using Linux, this book is a must-have. If you are a hobbyist, this book is still reccomended. I personally have made refference to it to solve an annoyance already, and I've only had it for 3 days.


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the Complete Book of Humanoids : Player's Handbook Rules Supplement
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the Complete Book of Humanoids : Player's Handbook Rules Supplement
by Bill Slavicsek
Edition: Paperback
39 used & new from $7.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's pretty good, but something's missing, August 22, 2000
This book is pretty good, Using it can make a campaign very interesting. The new profiencies are useful for humans, and demi-humans as well as humanoids. Some of the kits can be used for primitive humans as well (but this is not stated in the book). I give four instead if five stars for two reasons. One: The ability score maximims and minimums are after adjustments in this (and most other books I might add), unlike the "Player's Handbook", and Two: Nowhere in this book are movement rates for the races, thus elimminating The Alighi, Beastman, and Saurials from your campaign, if you only have the "Monstrous Manual" (Where the movement rates of all but the above races are located). So in conclusion, This book is good for adding a twist to you campaign, but if you want to use all of the races, prepare to buy som other books for the movement rates of some of the races.


CHARACTER RECORD SHEETS (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition Accessory)
CHARACTER RECORD SHEETS (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition Accessory)
by Inc. TSR
Edition: Paperback
27 used & new from $6.63

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good, but not perfect, May 18, 2000
Overall I like them, The fact that you can photocopy them legally is a plus. The sheets themselves are pretty good. They come with space for pretty much anything you could want to record. So what's wrong with them? They're incredibly hard to remove from the book without ripping somthing, I've managd to do this a few times, but it's still a pain in the neck. It would be nice if they had detachable pages.


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