Unixware 7 System Administration- Gene Henriksen, Melissa
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I haven't yet made the switch to UnixWare 7. Everything is
prepared for that day; I have a server ready, the OS is installed,
and I've dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's: I'm ready to
do it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I still use an
OSR5 server for all my day to day work, for Internet access, really
Part of that is just priorities. This is a change I want to
make, that I know I will make, but there's nothing urgent about it.
But there's also an element of fear: I'm not entirely comfortable
with UW7 yet, there are still many small things that I just have
yet to do enough times to feel really competent, so it's easy to
put this off again and again. Yet this day will come, and it will
probably be sooner rather than later.
This book is going to be a major help in that effort. Written by
a father and daughter team, it is an exhaustive and complete
coverage of Unixware 7. One of the features I particularly liked is
that it is crammed full of tips for OSR5 people, pointing out
differences and potential misunderstandings. That kind of advice is
wonderful to have. There are also numerous troubleshooting notes
throughout. It's also nice to see a large number of screen
snapshots even though the lack of color limits the effectiveness
As the title would indicate, this is a book for administrators
and consultants. Its level of technical detail is not overly deep
(it's not an internals or programming book), but it is probably
much more than a user would want. It is exactly what an
administrator would need, and that's particularly true if that
administrator is migrating from OSR5.
I like this book a lot. I'm sure this is something I will be
referring to often as I begin using UW7 regularly.
Gene Henriksen says he's hoping to put out a larger second
edition in a year or so. I hope he can, and he's guaranteed at
least one sale!
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