LinuxSuse, count me in …

With recent version of linux suse 11 I got surprised to see big enhancement after my friend show me two books about OpenSuse.

1. openSUSE Linux Unleashed

Review from amazon :

[amazonify]067232945X:right[/amazonify]openSUSE Linux Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of the community version of SUSE Linux, one of the most popular and most complete Linux distributions in the world. 

This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering openSUSE. You’ll learn how to unleash the vast array of software products included in openSUSE so that you can use it as a desktop computer, as a professional workstation, or as a powerful server.


openSUSE Linux Unleashed includes a broad range of coverage: from using software you need everyday–such as email clients, web browsers, and productivity software including the productivity suite–to configuring and administering a wide range of network and server products, such as the Apache web server, and MySQL database.


Additionally, this book provides details on openSUSE’s acclaimed YaST administration tools, web programming, networking, and choosing from a wide selection of graphical interfaces and desktop environments, including both KDE and GNOME.


  • Plan your openSUSE installation based on your computing needs
  • Configure and use the X Window System–the Linux graphical interface–and the two primary desktop environments for Linux–KDE and GNOME
  • Run and other productivity tools
  • Create your own websites and weblogs
  • Manage the kernel and its modules
  • Set up networks
  • Run the Apache web server
  • Use the LAMP web programming suite: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and the scripting languages Perl, Python, and PHP
  • Play music, video, and games
  • Preserve an existing Windows installation for dual-boot launching


DVD-ROM includes:

  • The complete openSUSE 10.3  binary distribution–the equivalent of five CDs–packed with thousands of applications and utilities
  • The latest Apache web server
  • Samba for Windows-based file and printer sharing
  • The office productivity suite
  • Games for the desktop
  • Hundreds of additional programs, utilities, and development tools

2. SUSE Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise

Review from amazon :

[amazonify]0470082925:left[/amazonify]This handy, compact guide teaches you to use SUSE Linux as the experts do: from the command line. Try out over 1000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Apply skills you learn from this book to use and administer desktops and servers running openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise or any other Linux distribution.

Expand your Linux expertise in these and other areas:

  • Using the shell

  • Finding online software

  • Working with files

  • Playing with music and images

  • Administering file systems

  • Backing up data

  • Checking and managing running processes

  • Accessing network resources

  • Handling remote system administration

  • Locking down security

    Those books are rocks!