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Re: [SuSE Linux] New Linux User
- From: grimmer@xxxxxxx (Lenz Grimmer)
- Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 13:21:50 +0100 (MET)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.05.9902051308340.14362-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, Ole Kofoed Hansen wrote:
> Usually, I find your advice very usable, unfortunately not this time.
> I just borrowed Linux for Dummies at a local library, and I was apalled at
> the errors and mistakes in the book. For instance in the description of
> the ls command, they insist on option 1 (number one) instead of l (letter
> L) for long format.
> Even worse is, that they are probably not allowed to distribute the Linux
> Cd accompanying the book... Yes, it sounds strange that they should not be
> allowed, when all the rest of us are, but in their end user license
> agreement at the end of the book, they specifically FORBID ANY COPYING and
> REDISTRIBUTION of any material on the CD. And the GPL says that if you
> accept the GPL, you must follow the rules therein. If you do not follow
> those rules, you do not have any of the rights granted in the GPL.
I apologize. I must admit, that I've never looked in this book by myself.
I just read about others recommending it to newbies, I've given up on
reading books about Linux. They get obsolete so fast... ;-)
> The other book, Running Linux, however is useful.
I'd like to add, that we also have a package "books", which contains a
selection of Books in PostScript format, like "Linux Installation and
getting started" - Matt Welsh, "Linux Network Administrators Guide" - Olaf
Kirch and the "Linux Users Guide" - Larry Greenfield.
Lenz Grimmer SuSE GmbH
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