August 5, 2004

AW/PH PTR Announce Latest Linux/OSS Books at LW

Heather Fox writes "Addison-Wesley & Prentice Hall PTR Announce Latest Linux and Open Source Books at LinuxWorld 2004 in San Francisco"

LinuxWorld, San Francisco (August 5, 2004)

- Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall PTR (AW/PH PTR), leading publishers of advanced technology books, today announced publication of the latest book from acclaimed UNIX/Linux Author Mark Sobell, a new security book within the Bruce Perensâ Open Source Series and anticipated Fall 2004 releases, including new books from Robin 'Roblimo' Miller and Marcel Gagne to help assist with deployment of Linux on the desktop.

The Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR books making their debut at LinuxWorld include: Mark Sobellâs A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux®, Second Edition: Fedora⢠Core & Red Hat Enterprise Linux , ( is the definitive start-to-finish book guide to working with Red Hat Linux, with in-depth coverage of topics including setting up Internet servers, security tips and sharing files and printers with Windows systems. In addition, the full Fedora Core 2 operating system is provided on four CDs packaged with the book.

Tony Howlettâs book, Open Source Security Tools: A Practical Guide to Security Applications, ( teaches readers how to secure both UNIX and Windows systems by providing the best open source tools designed to tackle such challenges. Howlett has done the hard work of researching the free and low-cost security solutions and has compiled the best ones in this book. An accompanying CD-ROM contains full versions of the tools for easy access and installation. Howlettâs book is part of the Bruce Perensâ Open Source Series.

Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neilâs new book, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System , ( arrives as the most updated, authoritative technical guide to the internal structure of open source FreeBSD. The authors explain key design decisions behind the operating system, provide detail on the concepts, data structures and algorithms used to implement the systems facilities, as well as provide updated information on performance improvements in the virtual memory system, the new symmetric multiprocessor support and the new jail facility to ease the hosting of multiple domains.

Information on a sampling of Fall, 2004 books includes


âPHP 5 Power Programmingâ

by Andi Gutmans, Stig Bakken and Derick Rethans (Prentice Hall PTR, copyright 2005, ISBN 013147149X- Oct. 2004). In this book, PHP 5's co-creator and two leading PHP developers show the reader how to make the most of PHP 5's industrial-strength enhancements in any project, regardless of size or complexity.

âMoving to the Linux Business Desktopâ

by Marcel Gagne (Addison-Wesley, copyright 2005, ISBN 0131421921- Sept. 2004). Marcel Gagne provides the complete technical resource for migrating business desktops to Linux, administering them efficiently, and using them to drive cost savings throughout an organization. (A CD-ROM will include Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) thin-client software). Visit:

âUNIX Shells by Exampleâ, Fourth Edition

by Ellie Quigley (Prentice Hall PTR, copyright 2005, ISBN 013147572X- Sept. 2004). The #1 shell programming book has been fully updated for Linux. Visit:

âPoint and Click Linuxâ

by Robin âRoblimoâ Miller (Prentice Hall PTR, copyright 2005, ISBN 0131488724âNov., 2004). Editor-In-Chief for the Open Source Technology Group, Robin Miller has created the perfect book- with accompanying tutorial CD/DVD- for Windows users who are curious about Linux, but donât know where to begin. Roblimo's step-by-step instructions and how-to videos show the reader how to master everything, including word processing, the Web, email, instant messaging and CD burning. Visit:

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About Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR
Addison-Wesley ( and Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference (PH PTR) ( are respected publishers of quality computer science and engineering books and software for technical professionals. Both imprints are units of Pearson Technology Group, the worldâs largest provider of consumer and professional computer, information technology, engineering and reference content. Pearson Technology Group is an operating unit of Pearson Education, the worldâs leading educational publisher. Pearson Education is part of Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO), the international media company."

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