I really like the style of practical advice in this book. I read it over the course of about two months on and off and really enjoyed the friendly but authoritive advice.
It has good examples of situations where the tools described are nescessary and a lot of practical recommendations about configuration. For example there are a couple of occaisions where the author suggests not using compilation flags on source.
The one critiscism I have is that the book is very Red Hat/RPM distro based. The author tells you where to find the package then shows how to install the package. The bug-bear is that the command for a lot of the packages is rpm -i <package_name>, which ends up being… Read more