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The Debian System -- Concepts and Techniques The Debian System -- Concepts and Techniques
Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Author Martin F. Krafft Martin F. Krafft
Publisher Open Source Press
No Starch Press
Availability Central Europe Rest of the globe
ISBN 3-937514-07-4 1-593270-69-0
Publication date 22 June 2005 15 September 2005
Language English English
Format Hardcover Softcover (RepKover™)
Pages 608 608
Addon official Debian 3.1r0a "sarge" DVD
(first binary DVD for i386)
official Debian 3.1r0a "sarge" DVD
(first binary DVD for i386)
Price 44,90 EUR [D] / Sfr. 74,90 $44.95 (US)
  Author and publisher together
donate 1 EUR of each sold copy
to the Debian project.
Author and publisher together
donate $1 (USD) of each sold
copy to the Debian project

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Debian GNU/Linux does not try to be easy to install, but rather focuses on straightforward administration with robust, flexible, and proven tools. The Debian system is an operating system designed to follow your agenda, rather than expecting you to keep up with it. The solid, straightforward, and reliable base system causes more and more people to trade currency for stability and maturity by choosing Debian GNU/Linux.

This book introduces the concepts and techniques you will need to know to successfully administer the Debian system. In addition to examples and common pitfalls, it explains just why the Debian developers chose certain approaches over others. As you learn about the motivations behind the Debian solutions, you get an idea of the level of experience and sophistication that has flowed into the various system components, and you learn to embrace their elegance. This book aims to be the resource on Debian GNU/Linux, as well as an enticing companion on your path towards advanced Debian administration.

While targeted at the well-versed Unix or Linux administrator as well as current users of Debian GNU/Linux, this book makes an excellent resource alongside a standard Linux reference to bootstrap your Linux experience in Debian's bottom-up philosophy.

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Created by madduck
Last modified 2007-08-27 17:41

Glenn English: "The Debian System" is exactly the one I'd been looking for. It's an excellent discussion of sarge (3.1), and it's full of useful information: theory, philosophy, HOWTO, and why. [...] And the best thing about it is that when it's lying open by the keyboard, the book doesn't try to close itself -- the pages lie flat. [...] Kudos to the publisher! And you, too. This is a marvelous piece of work.


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