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Will We See Any More Linux System Administration Books in the Future?

May 28, 2007, 20:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"A reliable source says the days of Linux sysadmin books have ended. If you can barely sell 5,000 copies, then why bother? Programming books continue to sell at a fast pace, so you can guess where job demand in IT has gone.

"'Linux System Administration' LSA (ISBN-10: 0596009526) written by me and Bill Lubanovic took a monumental effort. I signed the first contract in the fall of 2004 and O'Reilly released it in March 2007. Granted it's a high level admin book and not another command line collection of man pages. With the growing number of Linux power users wanting to make the leap to administering servers, shouldn't the demand translate to sales...?"

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