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32BitsOnline: Book [Review]: Essential System Administration

May 21, 2000, 00:12 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dustin Puryear)

"UNIX administration isn't that difficult after you have gained a few years of real experience. However, both new and old administrators alike face an uphill battle when learning new systems and being required to solve new problems. In order to help administrators in this struggle, a solid set of documentation is required. This gives administrators the weapon they need to tackle their problems with confidence everyday."

"O'Reilly has created such a set of documentation with their well-known System Administration series. Naturally, the series needed a solid foundation on which all other books would be built. This allowed the authors of the series to make assumptions about a reader's competency so that they could get to the matter at hand without being required to cover well-traveled ground."

"Despite its age, the book is still both an excellent primer for first time UNIX administrators, as well as veterans that feel they need to brush up on their skills. A must buy for any UNIX administrator, regardless of whether it will be used as an introduction to administration or as a reference manual."

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