Linux Administration Handbook
||Author: Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (25 March, 2002)
Sales Rank: 8,474
Average Customer Rating: 4.29 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
make clean; make index correct
I frequently refer to this book and have found it very useful and informative on just about every subject that is Linux. I would have given it 5 stars except that the index of the book is broken. I use the index of reference books, like all other admins, to quickly find the page of the subject for that I am looking. The page numbers that are referenced in the index are incorrect. This is VERY frustrating! This book shouldn't be the only Linux book on your shelf, but I do recommend having it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Best single book on linux available
Over the past six months, I have configured three Linux machines for use in my home. While I have worked in Windows for years, these boxes were my first foray into the world of Linux. I had any number of questions, and encountered numerous problems along the way. I relied on various web resources, and purchased a number of books. This is the one resource I continually go back to for answers. If you are looking to buy one book about Linux, this is it.
You could also consider O'Reilly's 'Running Linux' (more of a beginners guide) and 'Linux in a Nutshell' (a comprehensive reference book of Linux commands).
Rating: 2 out of 5
An Example of Modern Education Failure
Instead of the attractive title "Lunix Administration Handbook," this book should be renamed as "History of the Computer Industry" becasue so much ink and paper are wasted talking about the history of computer industry and the evolution of the hardware used with Linux.
To IT professionals, those old storeis have been told thousands of times. They simply do not want to hear the same old stuff again. On-line IT professionals are eager to learn how Linux interfaces are accessed and what commands are used to fulfill what kinds of configurations. They want to know how to cook a quality Fijita quickly, what ingredients and spices are used, and the basic temperature to control the cooking, instead of knowing the histories of Fijita, the history of Fijita cooking ware, and such useless things that cannot help them make a Fijita.
This book seems to be written by a group of professors according to the style of language level. Now I understand why so MS graduates from Computer Sciences cannot find a job in the realistic world. I like young people to join our IT force. Recently I have interviewed a few of them. Yet none of them can fill up the positions we are offering and I need them urgently and desperately.
Buy this book if you want to learn about the history of computer industry. Never buy it if you want to operate or network Linux systems. I have finished reading 50% of the book. I do not know if I have enough time to waste with the rest of the pages. The writing style and the sentence structures are beautiful, but I need a book that teaches me the Linux skills, not English skills.
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