"After a brief introduction the author gets right down to
business with chapter one covering installation. The discussion on
special directories will be very helpful to anyone taking on Linux
for the first time, especially someone coming over from the Windows
world. There's also a good discussion of various server roles and
which options you might want to select.
"Chapter Two and Five will be where most owners of this book
will use up their page marker stickies. If there's anything that
intimidates a newbie system administrator, it has to be the command
line. Once you get over the fear hump you'll find the logical
arrangement of directories and use of configuration files pretty
easy to understand. You'll also find yourself referring back to
specific pages in the book to make sure you get the syntax of a
particular command right.
"Getting a good handle on the command line is what Chapter Two
is all about. It presents the most common commands you'll need to
perform basic administration tasks with and when you might need
them. It also includes a concise discussion of the boot process and
what a system administrator needs to know about it."