Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (September 13, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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I am only to page 50 and this book has already completely disappointed me. I cannot even count the number of spelling, grammar, and layout mistakes. The book frequently refers to the incorrect figures, and even when one finds the correct figure, often the command shown in the figure will be different than the text describes! I believe the book is also using the wrong acronyms in some places, so the information may not even be reliable! For someone that does not know AIX well - which should be everyone reading this book - they will be thoroughly confused. Without an AIX machine in front of you, there really is no way to tell when the book is wrong. This is definitely only for the UNIX savvy that can figure the mistakes out.
This book was a great disappointment in both its content and presentation. The treatment of most subjects was extremely superficial. Even more surprising was the extent of grammatical and spelling errors, as well as, reference to a non-existent Figure 6-6. Finally, "defaultly" is an annoying example of lazy techno-speak and not an appropriate substitute for the phrase "by default".
There is not much useful information in the book, it's more of a reference/appendix than a useful, informative guide. I would recommend getting the AIX survival guide or the DeRoest system administration guide instead.
Being a relative newcomer to the world for AIX I thought that this book would be an answer to a few of my question. All that it left me with is more questions unanswered and lighter in the wallet. It claims to be a "Fast AIX answer book for the experienced UNIX pro" but all I found it to be is a fast waste of time and money. Shame on me for buying it and shame on Bonnie for writing it. Thats my opinion and I am sticking to it.....
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