"After reading this book, I'm not sure I know any answers. In
fact, I think the best feature of the book is that several times
the author refers to Linux for Dummies, 2nd Edition to find basic
information. The book lacks organization, the highlighted examples
often have the wrong fonts for the computer/user dialog, and
sections often contain contradictory paragraphs. In general, the
writing style is obnoxious."
"It would appear that the author either never heard of (or never
used) the commands more or less except in the MS-DOS piping sense.
In a few instances, despite admonishing the reader not to change
anything in the file they want to view (as part of the example), he
encourages using vi to view, despite warning that it may be tricky
to use. It is just too easy for the beginner to err when using vi
as root on a live system."
"Overall, I think the bulk of this book was a reworked
version of a UNIX system administration book from roughly five
years ago. For someone who has never been previously exposed
to system administration or network administration, looking up
buzzwords from this book on a web browser might actually be
helpful. Anyone who set up their Linux box following Linux for
Dummies, 2nd Edition, or Linux for the Compleat Idiot, or The No BS
Guide to Linux will probably be disappointed if they move on to
this book. I don't understand how two reviewers on Amazon.com could
give this book four stars out of five. I'd give it one star out of
five, at best."
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