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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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The debiansystem.info web site contains a forum in which users can converse. To guard against abuse, it is necessary to place a number of rules upon this medium. These rules server primarily for protection of the site operators, not to limit the users. By using the forum on this site, you agree to abide by the following rules.

I (the author, Martin F. Krafft) reserve the right to terminate access to any account in the face of abuse. Furthermore, I reserve the right to delete content, without notice, found to be in violation of this acceptable use policy.

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Thank you for following this acceptable use policy and your interest in the book "The Debian System."

I reserve the right to amend or change the acceptable use policy at any time and encourage you to periodically review these guidelines to ensure you are in compliance.

Updated: 21 June 2005

Created by madduck
Last modified 2005-06-21 02:31
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Abhijeet Chavan, Urban Insight, Inc.: I liked Krafft's precise, straight-to-the-point writing style. He makes basic as well as advanced topics readable without coming across as either condescending or cryptic. The terse footnotes are useful and supplement the text with interesting tips and resources. This is a technical book for sure, without fluff or off-topic detours, and it's packed with information. Still, Krafft manages to impart a personal feel by sharing his observations and balanced opinions. He delivers frank assessments of the strengths, weaknesses and eccentricities of a Debian system. In fact, the book even includes an appendix on how to decide if Debian is the right GNU/Linux distribution for you.

 
 

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