Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Book Review: Spring into Linux

Filed under
Reviews

Janet Valade compresses 19 chapters into 360 pages of text and screenshots including information on both the KDE and Gnome desktops, how to install Fedora, Mandrake, and SUSE (What...no Debian-based distro?), and how to write a shell script. While the book is touted as for Linux newbies, it is expected from the start that the reader be computer literate in Windows or on a Mac. Unlike Moving to Linux by Marcel Gagne', this book's target audience doesn't seem to be quite focused on the average home user but rather higher level end users who may want to learn Linux.

Information in each chapter is distilled down to just 2 or 3 page tasks with each subsequent task building on the previous ones in the chapter. In other words, it would be difficult to skip around in a chapter since you might miss an important step that's found a few pages earlier.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

EC publishes open source code of legislation editor

The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes. Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000. Read more

Leftovers: Kernel