Bill McCarty, a university professor who has taught Linux to hundreds of students, wrote a book specifically for those new users. McCarty's book, Learning Red Hat Linux (O'Reilly, $34.95) has just been released. Learning Red Hat Linux includes a CD-ROM that contains a fully-operational, complete version of Red Hat Linux, one of the most popular Linux distributions. This version of Red Hat Linux may be purchased as Official Red Hat Linux, along with technical support, for $69.00 (www.redhat.com). The book and the included CD-ROM, gives you everything you need to get started with one of the hottest operating systems around.
"At one time, one had to know a good bit about computers to get a Linux system up and running. But, that's much less true today. Essentially every modern operating system-including MS Windows-is based on Unix," says McCarty. "Writing, for those unfamiliar with Unix, involves helping the reader see that Unix lives inside MS Windows. That's what I've tried to do in this book: To build a bridge between the familiar world of MS Windows and the seemingly unfamiliar world of Unix."
5 things a Windows user should know before starting to use Linux by Bill McCarty, author of Learning Red Hat Linux (O'Reilly $ 34.95)
Learning Red Hat
By Bill McCarty
1st Edition September 1999 (US)
1-56592-627-7, 394 pages, $34.95 ($US), Includes CD-ROM
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