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Linux for dummies - Klimas M.

Klimas M. Linux for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2002. - 169 p.
Download (direct link): linuxfordummies2002.pdf
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Appendix A: How to upgrade the kernel (by Alesh Mustar)
All you need to know to upgrade the Linux kernel (currently unmaintained)
Licence, Acknowledgments and log of changes.
The master copy of this page is http://sunsite.dk/linux-newbie/(Denmark. Europe) hosted free by SunSite at Aalborg University. There are some official mirrors listed below.
Mirror: http://slavernetworking.com/newbie (Seattle. Washington. USA) hosted by Joe Morthland (Skull) (new). Mirror: http://dbstreams.ca/mirrors/linux-newbie/fCanada) hosted free by Kenan Bektas of DB Streams Inc. Mirror: http://www.linsup.com/newbie/ (Australia) hosted free by linsup.com.
Only the link to the title page (e.g.. http://sunsite.dk/linux-newbie/) is (rather) guaranteed not to change. Links to individual chapters may break because filenames may need to change in the future (as they did in May 2002).
Translations
A Hebrew translation (partial. pdf only) is available locally here (new).
A Portugese translation is available at http://www.onlinux.com.br/dicas/lnag/index.htm (Brasil) and locally here contributed by Ronaldo TMorais <rtoledo@onlinux.com.br>.
A French translation (in progress. Part 1-3 so far) is available at http://www.gerelia.asso.fr/lnag.html (France). Thanks to David <David.Lecat@gerelia.asso.fr> (new).
A Russian translation (new) is avialable at http://linuxbepin.bv.ru/lnagru/. An older Russian translation (ver. 0.10) is available here locally or at http://www.colleee.balabanovo.ru/rider/book/ (Russia).
A Polish translation is available athttp://www.wzz.ore.pl/~lnae/pl/(Poland).
A Chinese translation (Big-5) of the "LinuxShortcuts and Commands" (ver. 0.32) is available (locally) here.
A Chinese translation (GB) of3parts is avialable (locally) here.
Downloading for Printing and Viewing Off-Line
The following (automatically generated using htmldoc) files are available for downloading:
The pdf version of the Linux Newbie Guide is here (~600 kB. best for printing and off-line reading) and same zipped here. (slightly smaller. ~400 kB).
The postscript version of the Linux Newbie Guide is here, (big, ~ 1 MB) and zipped here (smaller. ~400 kB).
The postscript ’E-logical-pages-on-l-physical-page" is here and zipped here (environmentally friendly for printing but very small print!).
The pdfF-logical-pages-on-l-physical-page" is here and zipped here (environmentally friendly for printing but very small print!).
The html zip version of the Linux Newbie Guide is here (~300 kB. includes all the local html files).
Linux Newbie Guide by Stan, Peter and Marie Klimas
Table of Contents
Part 0: For the Undecided (Linux Benefits')...................................................................................................1
0.1 Fundamentally, why Linux?.....................................................................................................1
0.2 Is Linux for me?..............................................................................................................1
0.3 Linux is difficult for newbies................................................................................................2
0.4 What are the benefits of Linux?...............................................................................................2
0.5 What are the differences between Linux and UNIX?..............................................................................4
0.6 What are the differences between Linux and MS Windows?........................................................................4
0.7 I don't believe in free software. etc.........................................................................................4
0.8 "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch"...................................................................................5
0.9 I need high security. With commercial software. I can sue them if things go wrong.............................................5
0.10 I need standards. Big software corporations (Microsoft) provide standards..............................................5
0.11 I Need MS Windows for Reading Writing MS Word Documents......................................................................6
0.12 MS Windows popularity insures that it is "here to stay"......................................................................6
0.13 But LINUX may fork into many different systems .............................................................................6
0.14 Linux is a cult:.............................................................................................................7
0.15 The total cost of ownership (TCO) of Linux is high...........................................................................7
0.16 Linux is idealistic "dreaming": it is business that rules the world nowadays..............................................7
0.17 Linux sux etc................................................................................................................8
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