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The Definitive Guide to CentOS by Ralph Angenendt, Tim Verhoeven, Peter Membrey

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Foreword

When I go back in time to when I bought my very first technical book (about Perl 4 programming), I had no idea what it would mean to me. Of course, I had expected to learn about Perl, but indirectly the book opened a whole new world to me. The book introduced me to Unix and taught me valuable things about operating systems in general. It taught me about filesystems and networking, about Perl modules and Perl developers, and about open source and communities.

Not only did it help me to discover all these things, but it also made clear what I didn't know. And although the book didn't go into detail about a lot of topics, the fact that it gave me a framework, a place to put newfound information and relate it to what I already knew, was ...

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