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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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Instead of the regular user's handbook, The Debian System deals exclusively with Debian GNU/Linux and does not cover general topics, such as Linux basics, servers, or desktop environments. Rather, it details the internals of the Debian operating system and provides the reader with all the information needed to successfully administer Debian multi-user systems for years on end. The book is a must-read for the professional user of the Debian system, and an indispensable resource to the migrating Linux/Unix administrator and existing Debian user alike.
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Created by madduck
Last modified 2005-09-29 09:20

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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