Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Linux Edition addresses Linux-specific hardware issues that do not arise with Windows or DOS. Based on Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 11th Edition, this book covers Linux information such as system requirements, installation and setup, drive partitioning, kernel parameters, memory, and compatibility between Linux and components and components with each other. While Windows has a slick installation that automatically determines most of the hardware in a PC, Linux users still must struggle to identify, configure, and install the hardware in their PCs. This book is an essential reference to understand how your PC hardware works, how it interacts with Linux, and how to troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade the components in a Linux system.
- The Linux General Store hosts an Internet site for information, discussion and questions related to the book
- CD-ROM contains a version of Linux, a Special Edition of Partition Magic, various Linux applications, and more
|Series:||Upgrading and Repairing Series|
|Edition description:||Book with DVD|
|Product dimensions:||7.56(w) x 9.34(h) x 2.57(d)|
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There is a good reason why this book is in its 16th edition. Its massive and reliable coverage of what it takes to repair a PC, or upgrade various parts, continues in the tradition of its predecessors. The rate of change in this field is so great that new editions have to be continuously produced. To be sure, the average PC user does not want or need such a tome. But there is a sizeable minority of hobbyists to whom this book is directed. It was from such people that were the PC's first audience, in the late 70s. The book harks back to the PC's roots. Some chapters may see greater use than others. Like that on hard disks. Here is where your data lives, or dies! The chapter has a good explanation of the basic principles of disks. Newer parts, like memory sticks, get good coverage too. Also worth noting is that certain crucial external devices, like hubs and switches, are explained. This reflects the reality that these days, an isolated PC has much less utility than one hooked to the Internet. By comparison, the chapter on floppy disks is looking increasingly anachronistic. Its presence in future editions may be dubious.