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on August 28, 2000
I am not usually so cynical, but I know that I wish someone had written this review before I bought this book.
It is not a horrible book, it has some good info in it, however, if you run into errors in compiling your kernel, altering scripts or configuring samba -- you are going to be in trouble. He walks you through a cursory, idyllic example in each section, but seldom more than one, and has very little on trouble-shooting. Some of the info is even incorrect -- which drove me nuts! (small omissions or typos unix gurus would easily catch, but if you know unix, you don't really need this book!)
He probably would have done better to narrow the scope of the book, and go a little deeper rather than being so broad and shallow. He tries to cover too much too quickly.
If you want a general overview of what a linux box can do, this book will fit the bill. However, if you want one solid tutorial or one solid reference, this is not the book.