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An excellent rosetta stone for beginning or intermediate Unix sysadmins
"If you're still getting your feet wet with a few basics, or have a really mixed environment of UNIX flavors, this book may be very useful to you. I'd recommend this book to any Mac OS X technician who wants to take advantage of its UNIX underpinnings. Beginning Linux users should also find this a strong general reference. The book's cost ($25) is very reasonable, even a bargain for a book of this depth. Overall, Teach Yourself Unix System Administration in 24 Hours makes for a very well rounded reference, as well as a tutorial book..."
The very best UNIX System Administration book
I have seem many different UNIX SA books, but this one is the very best. It covers all the important topics and concepts, and has detailed examples for everything the author discusses. This book is very easy to read and follow.
A great introduction to thinking like a sysadmin
There are a bunch of things I like about this book. First off, I
like that the author covers not only Linux, but also Solaris and
Mac OS X. By discussing them all, you get a good sense of how
different Unix can be on different platforms. It's also the first
book I've seen that discusses command-line based Mac OS X administration
at all, so that by itself was very interesting (if occasionally
weird) reading. The writing style is very good too -- I have read
other Unix books by Dave Taylor and he not only understands this
stuff inside-out, but explains it in a way that makes this material
interesting and fun. Finally, I really appreciated that he emphasizes
problem solving (showing how, time and again, to use Unix tools to
track down bugs, configuration problems, etc) rather than a bunch
of canned solutions. If you're a Unix person, or wannabe, this book
is highly recommended, even if you'll never admin your system.