My eleventh book, Linux Power Tools, is a guide to Linux for intermediate to advanced users. Instead of spending time on basic topics such as system installation and using basic X features, the book emphasizes issues that involve advanced or tricky configuration, such as network-based scanning with SANE, using Xft fonts, resizing filesystems, and using NTP to synchronize time between systems. This book can help you get the most out of a Linux system, but you should have at least a basic grounding in using the OS first. Because the Linux world is so diverse, this book provides explicit coverage of five popular distributions: Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, Slackware, and SuSE. (Some online retailers incorrectly state that the book covers UnitedLinux.) Page count: 611.
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