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Good, but not quite what it says on the tin
on 27 August 2009
It is a very useful book, but it is not quite what I was looking for - although it could be exactly right for you.
I should explain that I am not a programmer, I am a telephone engineer, and have been working with Linux based systems on and off for several years. I have therefore purchased Linux books before. I have also become fairly proficient at working my way round mail servers, Apache, DNS and the like. I am now getting very involved with Centos so was looking for a book that would explain the subtle ways in which Centos differs from the other distros. This book does not really do that.
It is probably an ideal book for somebody who has only very basic ideas about Linux but wants to get stuck in and build their own systems, websites, etc. It is perfect for that. But, if like me, you can muddle your way around Linux already then it doesn't help an awful lot.