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Running Linux

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Approach Linux with the inquisitiveness and creativity that has always marked the open source community: read Running Linux, 5th Edition.


You won t find more experienced authors. Matt Welsh wrote the original Linux Installation and Getting Started guide; Matthias Dalheimer now leads the KDE Foundation. Their knowledge shows, whether they re talk

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Paperback, 5th Edition, 974 pages
Published December 29th 2005 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2005)
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Joseph Harriott
Mar 09, 2010 Joseph Harriott rated it really liked it
Well I guess I must be a nerd because I found this book invaluable. It gave me enough basic knowledge to go ahead and search for a linux distro, install it, and find myself converted! I've now abandoned Windows 2000 Pro, which is reaching the end of support anyway, and Windows XP Home, which was always broken, and moved both those computers to Ubuntu. Ah the freedom of open source! Everything just works in a nice simple straightforward intuitive way, but you do still need to be a nerd to be able ...more
Ashwin Kesavan
Dec 29, 2012 Ashwin Kesavan rated it did not like it
I bought this book after much searching. I was disappointed with the content. I read from cover to cover. It was mostly stories than techincal stuff and directs user to other sources for more detailed technical explanation. As far as i feel, this book is a waste of time.
Mark
Jan 04, 2009 Mark marked it as partially-read
I doubt I will ever finish this book, so I'm giving up. The first few chapters are devoted almost entirely to Linux cheerleading, which is off-putting (especially since I know from personal experience with Linux that much of the Claims made are suspect). And from talking to coworkers with more Linux experience than I, I found the book is already out of date, especially given that each Linux distro insists on breaking from the way every other Linux distro does things.

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Petabyte
Dec 01, 2008 Petabyte is currently reading it
Shelves: reference
I am always (currently reading) this because it's a reference. I'm a long-time Windows user finally taking the plunge into Linux. Have yet to install Linux on a machine, but have used live CDs every now and then.
Aaron
Aug 28, 2008 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nerds
Recommended to Aaron by: Nick DeMelas
Shelves: science, technology
A book for nerds. Plain and simple. Not difficult to understand if you have a little bit of patience, but not for the computer illiterate.
figura4
Jan 18, 2011 figura4 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
Ottimo per muovere i primi passi con il pinguino.
Amy
Apr 02, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Linux users and people who want to learn more about linux.
This is a great reference book. I haven't "read" it all the way through, per se, but I've used it as a reference many times. Great command line info.
Steve
May 12, 2013 Steve rated it it was amazing
You've got to start somewhere and Linux is the MOST stable OS going!
Jean
Jan 07, 2013 Jean rated it it was amazing
Great Great Great! O'Reilly are the kings of technical computer books.
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