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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the two Coriolis books and was disappointed. I met Chris Hare many moons ago while doing tech support for the **real** SCO and know his work from SysAdmin magazine. I aslo did a n editorial reivew of Emmett Dulaney's A+ book. So, it made the disappointment worse. There were a lot of places where things were stated that can been disproved simply by looking at the system or trying it out yourself. They do have alot of useful info, plus the practice quizzes are nice.

The O'Reilly book is a reference and not so much a tutorial. However, it is worth having even a just a good Linux reference and not necessarily for the certification prep. As far a "Bible" books, I have problems with anything with "Bible" in their name. Seems like they try to sell the book by its cover (or title).

Sybex books often seem to be rehases of the manuals and make their books extra big with a lot of white space and a large typeface simply to make it look like you are getting more info for your money. However, they have produced some good stuff. Be careful, however. The wanted me to do a Linux book for them and were going to include a license agreement that said you could **not** copy the Linux software they were going to provide on the CD. When I told them to take it out and they wouldn't I told them to find someone else as I was not going to be involved in a project with people who had no clue about how the GPL worked.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like deja vu doesn't it, Jim?
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