A true example of what great technical writing can be, and the standard that O'Reilly sets as a publisher. -- Michael Tiemann, Red Hat July 2002
Books bearing O'Reilly's name and trademark cover images almost never fail to live up to the standard of quality this publisher repeatedly strives to reach. -- Kerri-Leigh Grady, CompuNotes, Feb 2003
I'm delighted to say it's already earned a place on my 'most-used' pile. -- StudioB.com, October 8, 2002
She didn't just jam the book with dry, technical facts, but included pertinent, humorous, anecdotes that always underscored the topic at hand. -- Matthew Cheek, UnixReview, Nov 28, 2002
This is the definitive guide for system administrators. -- WebReference.com, Oct 3, 2002
From the Publisher
Whether you use a standalone Unix system, routinely provide administrative support for a larger shared system, or just want an understanding of basic administrative functions, Essential System Administration is for you. This comprehensive and invaluable book combines the author's years of practical experience with technical expertise to help you manage Unix systems as productively and painlessly as possible.