APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

SCO Companion

© January 1997 Tony Lawrence

I really don't want to say anything negative about this book. SCO Companion is a tremendously ambitious book, attempting to cover just about anything and everything you would ever want or need to know. At over 700 pages, it undoubtedly contains more information than you can find in any other single place, and if there are any inaccuracies, I failed to notice them.

This is the book I wish I had when I first started to learn about SCO. This is the book I wanted to write, but I never would have had the patience to complete it. This is the book that anyone who wants to be a "SCO expert" needs, and is even a book that more experienced folk can find value in.

And yet, in spite of all that, this is a book that disappoints.

It's not Jim Mohr's fault. In 700 pages, even in 7,000 pages, you can't cover everything. You can cover some things, and you can give hints about others, but even at that you are going to leave gaping holes. Jim even admits that himself.

I guess I want this to be the "32 Volume SCO Encyclopedia", and it can't be, because no publisher would publish it and no one could afford to buy it if they did.

If you are running SCO, you want this book. You'll still need shelves of other books, but this is a definite.

(Now available on-line at Jim Mohr's SCO Companion

Tony Lawrence 1997/12/04 Rating: 4.5

graphic of book cover Order (or just read more about) SCO Companion  from Amazon.com

Got something to add? Send me email.

(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

-> Sco Companion

Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition

Take Control of iCloud

iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Apple Mail, Third Edition

El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course

More Articles by © Tony Lawrence

Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us

Printer Friendly Version

Silence is better than unmeaning words. (Pythagoras)

Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts

This post tagged:




Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode