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Linux Quick Fix Notebook
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3 28897 01-09-2008
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.7

Description: Very thorough reference guide for Linux sys admins, or ordinary users who simply want to understand their system more completely.
Keywords: configuration troubleshooting administration samba servers
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0-13-186150-6

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Old 04-29-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Mint
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Pros: Great details regarding network admin, wireless, ftp, samba, managing users, and basic Linux troubleshooting
Cons: None to speak of

Linux Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison, is part of the "Bruce Perens Open Source Series". This is a very thorough reference book, and I'd recommend it highly. One reason this book stood out in my eyes was due to the fact that the examples provided are outstanding -- in other words, instead of just giving the command to run, the book includes the typical, complete output that the user could be expected to see. Additionally, the language used throughout the book is clear, concise, and to the point. Additionally, the author took care to include highly relevant tips and notes related to the topic at hand.

The target audience for this book (I think) would be people who have a reasonable degree of familiarity with Linux, and who are looking to improve their own systems and/or broaden their knowledge of Linux administration. Newbies could also benefit greatly from reading this book, however, for really new newbies, who are mainly interesting in a general guidebook on Linux, my recommendation would be to come back to this book after a basic level of understanding/competency was gained.

Make no mistake - this is an excellent book, however, the prime beneficiaries of it would be intermediate-level Linux users who are already comfortable with the CLI, package maintenance, and basic system administration. As the popular saying goes, I give it 2 thumbs up. -- J.W.
Old 06-21-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
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Pros: It flows very well and gives the perfect amount of details.
Cons: Nothing obvious

This is a book that you can actually read without needing to be in front of a computer. It has the right amount of sample command output to give you an understanding of what is being described. It is an enjoyable read rather than a dry technical reference. I give it a 10 because it is also of the perfect size to take with you on your commute (public transit) to work. It actually keeps me awake.
Old 01-09-2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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Great book, i highly recommend it .


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