- Paperback: 650 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (August 11, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1565921518
- ISBN-13: 978-1565921511
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,334,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Switching to Linux is like moving to a new city -- you don't know where things are, what they are called, or how to get there. In short, you don't know enough to ask the right questions, and probably have a job or some work you want to get done. Running Linux, by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, is a gentle welcome to Linux that shows you around, points out some places where you may want to spend some time, and tells you where to find good detailed guides. I read the first six chapters, and every article in print or on the Web I could get my hands on, before installing Linux on its own partition. (I had started with Dragon Linux's IronWing, an eight-floppy distribution that uses the MS-DOS file system. It is a low impact way to try out Linux.) --Jeff Taylor, Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books -- Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books
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Linux is the most exciting development today in the UNIX world -- and some would say in the world of the PC-compatible. A complete, UNIX-compatible operating system developed by volunteers on the Internet, Linux is distributed freely in electronic form and for low cost from many vendors. Its software packages include the X Window System (X11R6); TCP/IP networking (including SLIP, PPP, and NFS support); popular software tools such as Emacs and TeX; a complete software development environment including C, C++, Perl, Tcl/Tk, and more; libraries, debuggers, multimedia support, scientific and database applications, and much more. Developed first on the PC, it has been ported to many other architectures, and a POSIX-compliant version has even been developed. Running Linux explains everything you need to understand, install, and start using the Linux operating system. This includes a comprehensive installation tutorial, complete information on system maintenance, tools for document development and programming, and guidelines for network and web site administration. New topics in the second edition include: Printer configuration, management, and use Configuration of network clients for NFS and NIS Expanded information on configuring a wide range of hardware devices Updated configuration information for the kernel and XFree86.
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Top customer reviews
This book definitely succeeds where other books fail by going more in depth into the commands and apps (such as Emacs and Vim) than some other works.
Take a look at this and the other reviews. So many 9's and 10's should convince you that this one is definitely a winner.
Even if you don't have Linux installed yet the book is a very good read; informative, fun (it is!) and technically sophisticated enough.
Almost any book claims to be o.k. for newbies and seasoned users alike, but in my view this book really succeeds in that.
Money invested in this one is well invested. -And I am not related to the writer or the publisher in any way.
A Linux usr from Finland
I gave this book a 9 in the hope that there will be a third edition which will top it. :-)
I would recommend this book highly, as I would nearly any book from O'Reilly.
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