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...Just A review...
on 19 June 2008
After being away from linux for a year I thought i'd get back in to it, so I needed something to refresh my mind with so i bought this book purely because it is the most complete book on linux out there. I was not wrong!
This book covers everything and i mean everything: desktop, services, shells, kernal compilations, setting up of servers (http, ftp, dns and so on) it also does a nice job of covering a couple of troubleshooting situations.
All in all, this book is in-depth enough for you to grasp each subject very well. This book is NOT aimed at any particular distro release just Linux itself, this, i loved, considering most books on Linux normally cover the 3 main big distro's (ie: the Linux Bible series)
Wished I had paid £30 for this now because it is worth every pence.
830 pages of useful information on Linux.
I like the way the author goes in-depth on the networking side of things, this really helped me a lot.
Should you buy it if you new to Linux? YES
How about if your fairly good with Linux? YES
This is the only book you will need, those 'Linux Bible" books in my opinion are a waste of money, they only focus or the 3 big distros and aren't that very In-Depth at all.
Now all you need is the Command Pocket Guide (a book full of shell commands)