Saturday, January 21, 2006

Review of The Debian System, Debian/GNU Linux 3.1 Bible Posted

Amazon.com just posted my five star review of The Debian System. From the review:

"I was extremely impressed by Martin Krafft's The Debian System (TDS). I approached this book as a fairly experienced FreeBSD user and an occasional Linux user. (I run Debian on i386 and PA-RISC, but I wanted to know more about Debian as a system.) I strongly recommend TDS for two types of users. The first group includes anyone who wants to get the most out of the unique techniques and tools found in Debian. The second group includes developers and users of other operating systems who are looking for different ways to approach system administration problems. Both groups benefit from TDS' thorough and commanding coverage of Debian and its community."

Amazon.com also posted my four star review of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible. From the review:

"Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible (DGL3B) is a good book if your expectations match its content. This can be difficult when the cover bears this somewhat misleading quote by Debian founder Ian Murdock: 'This book contains everything you need to know to get the most out of Debian, from installing it to tapping into its vast repositories of software.' That quote should have been applied to Martin Krafft's book The Debian System, which I read right after DGL3B. Those new to Linux will like DGL3B, but those experienced in Linux but new to Debian should read Krafft's book instead."

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