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Linux For The Rest Of Us

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Average Customer Rating: 3.83

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Perfect for those new to Linux coming from Windows
Comment: I'm actually very pleased with this book. I tend to be a person who learns best with a little hand holding and help, and found this book included a lot of personal annecdotes that helped me.

Being a regular user of Windows, this book made it very easy to understand the similarities and get started with Linux in a very non-intimidating fashion.

It's true that a few things were missing I would have also liked included, but overall it did not waste my time with excess information that is often found in 500 page manuals with lots of white space. Instead, in a refreshing way I found this book to try to gently encourage super brand new users of Linux like me.

I recommend this book to anyone who is trying to understand and learn to use Linux that doesn't have a lot of time to fiddle, but needs the essential information spelled out.

Excellent book and an easy read!

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Good book to get started with Linux
Comment: One of the best "starter kit books" for Linux I've come across. It takes you smoothly from putting the CD into the disk drive, to setting up a webserver with database functionality. All concepts are described in laymen terms and the compact size is not intimidating to pickup and read. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, you can be up and running within the hour.

The indepth explanation of the disk partioning, and selection of packages was most helpful, and wasn't a daunting task for a novice. The book also contains a very helpful reference section with the most widely used Unix commands, and gives you examples of how to use the commands effectively.

Overall, a great addition to my library and I recommend it to everyone who has thought about getting started with Linux.

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Beginner's Luck
Comment: For a long time I have been interested in learning Linux but have been thwarted by not having a book written for beginers. The learning ladder was missing too many necessary bottom rungs... there was no starting point. Mr. Rais has supplied those missing rungs and has made it possible for me to now profit from those tomes which begin in mid-air. This book has been invaluable to me and I strongly recommend it to anyone else stuck at the starting line.