Paperback: 736 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6 edition (March 13, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 11.1 inches
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When I first picked up Linux, there were no books. The readmes were thin and the available help was limited. That was then. Today, I am constantly bombarded by friends that say "You're into Linux, how do I..." And worse, at work, the developers are constantly coming to me to get help with basic administration tasks. I hand them Wale's book.This is the sort of book you want if:1) You have some Linux experience and want to take the next step, either to administer your own site or improve your job skills to move into professional administration.2) You are already an administrator of that "other" operating system and want to know what all the fuss is about.3) You are expanding your Linux administration skills beyond the basic start, stop, break, fix model.What this book will not help you with is setting up your X environment. Wale takes you in depth, but expects you to do it on the command line. The power of Linux is on the command line, so there is no "click here, click there" type instruction. You spend your time at the pound sign, where real administration is done.The new version covers the core stuff: DNS, Mail, Web services, backup, installation, and package management. But it doesn't stop there. New core services, like LDAP, Distributed File Systems, and Virtualization (KVM, Virtual Box and QEMU) are covered as well as installations via flash drives.The other thing that distinguishes the book is that it does not pick favorites. This is a book about LINUX administration, not Red Hat administration or Ubuntu administration.