Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Sep. 08 2007,03:52
For all the new people using Damn Small Linux or just new to Linux, this book is a must have.
I have read the whole book and I learned a ton of stuff. I broke out my highlighter and started marking up my book.
For all the new people that want to run a web server from home, chapter 16 alone is priceless. I use XAMPP also, if I would have had this book before I setup my system, I would have had a better understanding of XAMPP and all the software the comes with it. That chapter will give you a total head start on setting up a web server. I am very happy Robert and John included XAMPP in their book. XAMPP (Like DSL) is a awesome and makes Apache, MySQL and PHP easy to setup and start development work quickly.
Chapter 13 "Making an Edna Music Server in DSL" is what I want to do with my Dual PII 350mhz, I think my dual 350 would be a great system for this since I have a 320GB USB HD hanging off it. It has the power and the HD space to be a awesome music and file server.
Awesome stuff... I even brought the book to work to show the Red Hat geeks what they are missing...