|| ||"Kathryn Barrett" <kathrynb-AT-oreilly.com>|
|| ||SUSE Linux - O'Reilly's Latest Release|
|| ||Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:16:14 -0700|
For Immediate Release
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Lab-Based Approach Makes Linux Accessible to Users of All Ilks
O'Reilly Releases "SUSE Linux"
Sebastopol, CA--Perhaps due to the participation of Novell, SUSE Linux is
one of the most popular and highly rated Linux distributions available
today. Indeed, Novell claims over seven thousand installations a day, a
breathtaking average of one every twelve seconds. With SUSE's quick and
easy installation, excellent hardware detection to get it all going, and
first class implementations of both KDE and Gnome, it's no wonder.
Chris Brown, author of "SUSE Linux: A Complete Guide To Novell's Community
Distribution" (O'Reilly, US $39.99) is optimistic about Linux in general
and SUSE in particular, "Three years ago, you couldn't write a credible
sentence containing the words 'Linux', 'Enterprise,' and 'Desktop'. Now
you can. Internally, Novell has moved over entirely to a Linux desktop.
Not just the technical people, but the office managers, HR folks, finance
"Novell has also recently released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
(called SLED 10), which has attracted quite a bit of attention," Brown
continues. "The quality of the KDE and Gnome desktops has improved
enormously. OpenOffice is a viable alternative to Microsoft Office. It's
all there. With tools like Beagle, and the sexy, organic XGL/Compiz window
manager, the Linux desktop is poised for head-to-head combat with Windows
Brown, whose tutorials can be found in the UK magazine "Linux Format,"
hopes his book is helpful to those moving to SUSE Linux and believes it
addresses a gap in the market. "When I started it, there were no SUSE
books in the market at all. On the other hand, you could barely move in
Barnes and Noble without falling over books on RedHat. I thought it was
time to redress the balance a little."
Brown adds, "I have tried to make this an intensely accessible book: its
lab-based structure focuses on real, practical activities. Each lab is
largely self-contained. No prior knowledge of Linux is needed, though I do
assume some level of computer literacy."
"SUSE Linux" leads readers deep into the essential operating system
components by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From basic
installation and configuration through advanced topics such as
administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the
important details of how SUSE works--without the fluff that bogs down
other books and web sites. Instead, readers get a concise task-based
approach to using SUSE as both a desktop and server operating system.
In this book, readers will learn how to:
-Install SUSE and perform basic administrative tasks
-Share files with other computers
-Connect to desktops remotely
-Set up a web server
-Set up networking, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
-Tighten security on a SUSE system
-Monitor for intrusions
-Manage software and upgrades smoothly
-Run multiple instances of SUSE on a single machine with Xen
Whether they use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE
distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The
modular, lab-based approach not only shows readers how--but also
explains why--and gives them the answers they need to get up and
running with SUSE Linux.
Chapter 5, "Package Management," is available at:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples, see:
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ISBN: 0-596-10183-X, 430 pages, $39.99 US, $51.99 CA
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