Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (February 27, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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This is a very simplistic book containing mostly pictures of the SMIT GUI, and pointers to other resources on AIX. Every third sentence has a "cute" remark and an explanation point. I read it in about 25 minutes and will be returning it. In no way will this book enlighten you on AIX or systems administration.
If you want to know why to Buy AIX 4.3, this book is for you. This book will give you all the reasons to buy AIX over other versions of UNIX or even other OS's. It is an AIX salesman's Bible. If you want to know anything about using AIX stay away from this book. No Useful information about Installing, Configuring, Using, or Administering AIX will be forthcoming. The Authors took the approach that AIX will take care of everything for you so you don't need to know anything, in which case you don't need this book. "the AIX Survival Guide" has been a much better reference for AIX. I purchased this book because it directly referenced version 4.3, which I am using, and thought it would be of the most use. It's Contents mentioned several things that weren't around when many of other AIX Books were written. 64Bit Systems and, Y2K to mention a few. All you really learn is that AIX handles these things, which would be assumed for any modern OS. If work hadn't paid for this book I would have returned it.
This book is for beginners and doesn't have much depth. Even if you buy this book only for basic commands and basic administrative tools, then you've already spent too much and you'll be very disappointed. You would think 3 people from IBM would be able to put together a pretty good book about their own operating system. Still upholding the IBM mantra, "It'll be in the next version".
Simply Aix 4.3 by Casey Cannnon, Scott Trent, Carolyn JonesIBN: 0130213446I haven't read the entire book, but... The books seems like a reasonably good reference/learning tool; however the index could be more complete (no listing for mksysb, for example) and the book seems geared towards general knowledge and not much indepth, ie. not a complete command reference.The chapter headings are: 1- Customizing Your Environment 2- Using AIX 3- I know Windows/DOS, what's AIX? 4- Editors 5- installing AIX 6- setting of peripherals 7- communicating with the world 8- Smit happens! Administering AIX 9- AIX speaks your language: internationalization 10- all the help you need 11- gathering up pieces 12- kick start your enterprise: The RS/6000 system family appendix A directory commands appendix B file manipulation commands appendix C Backup commands appendix D miscellaneous commands appendix E connectivity commands indexTotal pages=334, 7"x9"x1" book, rather large fonts, many graphs, tables, pictures
This book is useless. No detailed information on how to do anything. Don't waste your money.
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