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Red Hat Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Excellent book for people looking to start with Linux
Comment: I used this book to teach a Beginners Linux Administration class, and found it to be a great book.

The only downfall, and this does not really matter at the beginners level, is -- this book is written with Red Hat 8 when we have had 3 oor 4 versions after that.

Beyond that this is a great book.

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: Provides what it says
Comment: This is strictly a beginner's guide to Linux. The author goes to great lengths to explain only the rudimentry. For example, the author explains around 12 useful commands for the beginners and ignores the rest. Of course, there are far more commands to learn to be truly competent with Linux.

If you already know how to install and configure Linux, stay away from this book. On the other hand, if you just learned how to spell Linux, then this book is a good place to start. Just remember to buy an another more advanced reference to raise your understanding.

My only gripe about this book is that the author lacks strong understanding of Windows but criticizes it nonetheless. For example, the author claims that when a Windows GUI crashes, the entire OS crashes with it. This WAS true....about ten years ago.

Customer Rating: 4
Summary: good for a beginner
Comment: I think this book accomplishes exactly what the title mentions, "A Beginner's Guide". I guess I thought myself as in the "beginner" category, but after reading this book, I realized that I was not and needed something with a bit more depth to help me. But in any case, it was a good read.