Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Jun 2002 14:33 UTC
Features, Office Giving off an impression as the Swiss Army knife of Linux books, "MultiTool Linux" by Schwarz, Anderson, Curtis, Murphy and published by Addison-Wesley, this book tries to solve very specific problems with Linux. Let's see whether it succeeds to do so or not.
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Any better suggestions
by Harbinjer on Fri 7th Jun 2002 17:25 UTC

The first chapters do seem useful, so the question then is: Is there a book that talks about the stuff from the first half, without the less useful second half?

Also, how in-depth is the first half, is it could enough for someone who has never looked at setting up samba, email, or ip masquerading before?

Re: Any better suggestions
by Eugenia on Fri 7th Jun 2002 17:41 UTC

You can always buy the book and only use the first half, there is no one stopping you from that. As for the second half, it may be a bit useful to completely clueless users, so it has its usefulness. ;)

>Also, how in-depth is the first half

It is pretty much, step by step. Check the PDF I link. You will see how the style-writting looks like.

Try Linux Cookbook
by Wanman on Fri 7th Jun 2002 18:10 UTC

for hundreds of 'recipes' of specific solutions to specific problems Linux users (as opposed to administrators) encounter every day. The author uses Debian but someone with moderate knowledge can use use the directions on any distribution (or even Win32 with Cygwin).

I didn't read the review,
by rajan on Sat 8th Jun 2002 05:19 UTC

but, what's KWord gotta do with this book? :-D

by Eugenia on Sat 8th Jun 2002 06:55 UTC

This is just the generic icon we use for book reviews, office suites and the like.

by rajan on Sat 8th Jun 2002 09:36 UTC

was just kidding :-)

(Besides, I didn't know modern books used scrolls and ink feather pens...)

Tsk tsk
by Tika on Sun 9th Jun 2002 13:26 UTC

They've done so for decades! They still do. Get with the times. ;)