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keithostertag

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    RE: Recommendations for good admin reference book?
    Yes, the O'Reilly books are pretty good. The "Linux Administration: a beginner's guide" looks good though more than half of it deals with networking and internet, not my first interest. A new book that is just coming out is "Essential Linux Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners" by Chuck Easttom (2011) looks like it may be what I am looking for. BTW- I am using amazon.com for reviews and to see the TOC and indexes of all these books- a great resource.
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    Yes, the O'Reilly books are pretty good. The "Linux Administration: a beginner's guide" looks good though more than half of it deals with networking and internet, not my first interest.

    A new book that is just coming out is "Essential Linux Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners" by Chuck Easttom (2011) looks like it may be what I am looking for.

    BTW- I am using amazon.com for reviews and to see the TOC and indexes of all these books- a great resource.

  • keithostertag
    RE: Recommendations for good admin reference book?
    Hi Ben- Thanks for the tip, I hadn't yet looked at the tldp.org site. I don't want to print out HOWTOs or any other online sources. But the TLDP site does list a few books they recommend- the first being Introduction to Linux - A Beginner's Guide by Machtelt Garrels, which now has a third edition (2010). Anyone familiar with this book or something similar?
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    Hi Ben- Thanks for the tip, I hadn't yet looked at the tldp.org site. I don't want to print out HOWTOs or any other online sources. But the TLDP site does list a few books they recommend- the first being Introduction to Linux - A Beginner's Guide by Machtelt Garrels, which now has a third edition (2010). Anyone familiar with this book or something similar?

  • keithostertag
    Recommendations for good admin reference book?
    I am hunting around for a good desktop reference guide to Linux administration. I can of course use the Internet and man pages, but sometimes I prefer to have a reference book. There are a lot of books out there, but I thought you might have a favorite you'd like to recommend. I want something that's basic but detailed and has useful practical examples that explain common Linux system programs and utilities. My main interest is in managing and optimizing my own personal computer (mainly file system and memory management, not networking). Examples would be how, why, and when best to use programs such as top (htop), ps, vmstat, dstat, grep, bash, vi, apt, etc for analyzing, monitoring and tweaking. I am also very interested in kernel optimization and compiling. Great if I can buy it for less than $30 or so. I will be using Ubuntu and/or Debian on my new laptop which has an i7 quad processor and an SSD drive., if that makes any difference, as well as an old junkie laptop for experimentation. Thanks!
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    I am hunting around for a good desktop reference guide to Linux administration. I can of course use the Internet and man pages, but sometimes I prefer to have a reference book. There are a lot of books out there, but I thought you might have a favorite you'd like to recommend. I want something that's basic but detailed and has useful practical examples that explain common Linux system programs and utilities. My main interest is in managing and optimizing my own personal computer (mainly file system and memory management, not networking). Examples would be how, why, and when best to use programs such as top (htop), ps, vmstat, dstat, grep, bash, vi, apt, etc for analyzing, monitoring and tweaking. I am also very interested in kernel optimization and compiling. Great if I can buy it for less than $30 or so. I will be using Ubuntu and/or Debian on my new laptop which has an i7 quad processor and an SSD drive., if that makes any difference, as well as an old junkie laptop for experimentation. Thanks!

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