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Linux Journal: Professional Linux Deployment [Book Review]

Dec 10, 2000, 15:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lazenby)

"Professional Linux Deployment is part of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer series. In the Introduction the book states it will teach professional administrators steps to replace existing network systems with Linux. The book is targeted towards the NT and non-Linux UNIX administrator. It presumes the reader is a knowledgeable NT administrator and has learned Linux installation and basic setups elsewhere."

"Professional Linux Deployment (PLD) opens by recognizing that some readers may first have to provide a convincing argument for why Linux should be integrated into the organization's information technology architecture. To keep things balanced, the authors also provide arguments against Linux. Several pro and con Linux web sites are suggested. The book then moves on to integrating Linux platforms into NT and other UNIX computing environments."

"The first major integration topic to be covered is replacing NT-based file and print servers with Samba. Implementing web and ftp servers is the next integration area presented. At this point the authors provide an e-commerce case study using Linux and Apache. Next they examine the integration of databases and directory services."

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