The No B.S. Guide to Red Hat Linux 6
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Comment: I felt that as far as I got, 30+ pages, the book appeared to be well written. However in the process of going through the installation I encountered a "PARTATION NOT LINUX NATIVE FORMATTED" notice. So I started over again and encountered the same thing. I then took some time and went through the index, table of contents and paged through each chapter and to no avail did I encounter anything on "LINUX NATIVE FORMATTING". So I started the installation over again. Same problem. I stopped and went out and bought a different book. In short it was a waste of $ + tax and my time. Aside from this major roadblock, the writing is very clear and concise. I wish all technical books were written with this clearity and format.
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: An essential reference for Red Hat Linux 6 users.
Comment: The No B.S. Guide To Red Hat Linux 6 explains clearly and precisely how to install and run Rat Hat Linux 6 with relative ease. Written specifically for users wanting to get Red Hat Linux up and running, programmer and Linux expert Bob Rankin writes in an easy-to-understanding style how to install Red Hat Linux 6 in ten easy steps; use and configuring GNOME (the new Linux GUI); write Bash or Perl Scripts and use the Bash shell; connect to the Internet with SLIP/PPP; run the Apache Web server; and access DOS files, running Windows programs under Linux. The accompanying CD-ROM containing Red Hat Linux 6. The No B.S. Guide To Red Hat Linux 6 is ideal for novice users needing a swift and certain approach to installing and using this cutting edge software.
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Red Hat, Learn it, Love it.
Comment: I have just began learning Linux since I can foresee Microsoft Windows unaviodable demise, and I think Bob Rankin has done a perfect job with this book. I am a person who, like most all of us, is almost totally dependant on Windows to get anywhere, and now is the time for us to revolt! Well maybe not, but this book does a perfect job in helping a Windows junky like me to make the transition to Linux and never made me feel like a lost puppy. By the time I finished reading this book I was ready to dump Windows and make a complete switch... except I would lose all my fun games. The only drawback this book had was in talking about running more than one hard drive, but for my intents and purposes there couldn't have been a better way to start learning Linux, and even though version 6.0 isn't the newest anymore, I would still very strongly suggest to anyone out there wanting to learn Linux to start with this book, it will be much worth their time.