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TheLinuxGurus.org: Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide [Book Review]

Apr 09, 2000, 17:21 (0 Talkback[s])


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"This book is aimed primarily at new Linux system administrators, those people who administer a small to large Linux based network. However, I believe that anyone who installs Linux becomes a system administrator. No, maybe your not responsible for a large corporate network with hundreds of machines running a mix of Operating Systems and many subnets attached, but you are responsible for your machine at home and need to have at least a little knowledge, especially if you want to network your machines at home. This book contains a wealth of information with the right mix of background, technical information and how to."

"The book is really good for those people moving from Windows NT to the Linux world. Chapter 1 entitled 'Technical Summary of Linux Distributions and Windows NT' is one of the best discussions I have seen written on the technical differences between Linux and Windows NT along with a well written history of Linux, an explanation of the GPL and the advantages of "Free" software. I was really impressed that the author did not bash NT, he simply put forth the relative merits and shortcomings of each operating system...."

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