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1.0 out of 5 stars One "... for dummies" book you can avoid, 27 Jan. 1999
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Everyone wants to have an Internet website these days but many are not sure how to go about doing it. Perhaps that is why most people prefer to just go for a hosting plan with a web space provider and avoid all the messy technical details. If you're one of them, this book will not interest you. It explains how to set up your Internet site, complete from getting your computer connected to the Net, to establishing your own e-commerce system.
Despite the fact that practically all web servers run on Unix or Windows NT, the book ignores these operating systems completely. Strangely, it decides instead to explain how to install a web server on Windows 95 (using Personal Web Server) and on the Macintosh! Considering that Win 95 has practically no security and that PWS has a limit of 10 simultaneous connections, I wonder what kind of site would run on this kind of installation!
The whole problem with this book is that it is confused about the reader's knowledge level. Like I said earlier, very few people set up their own Internet sites, from installing hardware to setting up all the necessary software. Not only does it need a lot of expertise, but a lot of money as well. Most people don't need more than a few megabytes of storage anyway. So just for whom is this book useful? The remaining few very large companies with their own in-house staff to handle all of it? After all, you need to be a system administrator to install DNS on Windows NT, and such a person is not very likely to be a "dummy". This is one "... for Dummies" book you can avoid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars lacks specific details, 3 Mar. 1999
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I purchased this book because I wanted to know how to set up an internet site. Although the book briefly describes the aspects necessary, it fails to provide any specific details. As well, it emphasizes Win95 instead of NT or UNIX which is the industry standard. This is only a good book if you're interested in getting an overall perspective on setting up an internet site rather than wanting to know specifically how to do it.
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