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A Practical Guide to Solaris


A Practical Guide to Solaris

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    Available in PDF Format | A Practical Guide to Solaris.pdf | English
    Mark G. Sobell(Author)

Sobell's book combines the strengths of a tutorial and a reference so that beginners and experienced users alike will gain the knowledge and develop the skills to learn and use Solaris―the Sun Microsystems version of the UNIX operating system. An excellent on-going resource for reference, this book requires no programming experience, and is compatible with all releases of Solaris 2.x and both the Intel (x86) and Sparc versions of Solaris.

It quickly becomes apparent that Mark G. Sobell, author of A Practical Guide to Solaris, knows that of which he speaks. The "that" in this case, is Solaris, Sun Microsystems' venerable and well-respected operating system, which now runs on both Intel and Sun hardware. As implied in the title, this book is designed to be used actively. In fact, in the opening pages, Sobell recommends that the reader be seated in front of his or her computer before going any farther.

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Book details

  • PDF | 1168 pages
  • Mark G. Sobell(Author)
  • Addison Wesley; 01 edition (10 Jun. 1999)
  • English
  • 6
  • Computing & Internet
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  • By G. Rezbi on 2 March 2000

    This book is very easy to read and understand. I have actually been reading this from cover to cover since I bought it a few months back and always use it as a valuable source of reference. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, beginner to advanced. It is definitely worth adding to your personal library if you are working with Solaris in either support or administration.

  • By L M Cullen on 29 November 2000

    It appears that the reviews that I read about this book were in fact completely false. This is a great book if you know nothing about UNIX or Solaris already and would like a spoon fed review of how to obtain a directory listing, edit a file or 101 other inane tasks that any half competent UNIX admin would know anyway. For those that require a more in depth apprpoach to Solaris such as getting it to do useful things across a network, using and setting up DNS or NIS services for example or even setting basic network security settings on Solaris, I suggest you look elsewhere. This is a book for the most basic of beginners - if you have an ounce of sense, you can find much of this information in the manual pages. On the plus side it does look impressive and adds some nice colour to your bookshelf whilst it sits there gathering dust. Buy this book at your own risk.

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