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O'Reilly Offers New Titles for Linux Users

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

O'Reilly Offers New Titles for Linux Users

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Learning Red Hat Linux, 3rd edition (ISBN: 0-596-00469-9, $39.95), by Bill McCarty, provides a comprehensive entry to the world of Linux with new users in mind.

Learning Red Hat Linux guides readers through the process of installing and running Red Hat Linux on their PCs and includes the complete Red Hat 8.0 distribution on CDs. With new tutorials covering OpenOffice Tools and the desktop, O'Reilly says that this book is ideal for first-time Linux users who want to install the operating system on a new PC or convert an existing system to Linux. Throughout the book, the author addresses security issues on a level appropriate for a beginning user. The book shows readers how to prepare a system for installing Linux; how to install and configure Linux and the two popular desktop environments, GNOME and KDE; how to set up a Linux system for networking, either on a local area network (LAN) or via dial-up connection to the Internet; and how to use system administration tools.

Linux Server Hacks (ISBN: 0-596-00461-3, $24. …

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