Media praise for Linux Annoyances for Geeks
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"One of the things I liked most about this book was the fact that the chapters aren't named for the solutions; they are named by the problems. So when you're having a problem, you can find the solution."
-- , Slashdot.org
"...this book meets the criteria for being next to my monitor, for quick reference in helping people out (including the worst one, me!)...In the Linux world, there are those that read and there are those that bleed. Those that bleed write what others read. This book was written in blood. It allows the leaders, the bleeders, and the readers a means of finding their way around some of the annoyances that crop up. It does so in a manner which is well thought out, well written, and amusing when you'll need to be amused."
-- , KnowProSE.com
"You get the feeling that the author is talking *to* you, not *at* you. As a result, some problems that could be very intimidating (like kernel panics) are treated in a calm and rational manner...Like many books that try to cover a range of issues or scenarios, your impression of the book is going to be dictated by whether he covered the annoyance(s) that bother you the most. But even just getting two or three really good answers can make the book extremely valuable to you. Overall, I thought this was one of the best troubleshooting Linux books I've seen, and one that should be given serious consideration if you regularly work with Linux."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"Linux's popularity and usefulness is often offset by its quirks; Linux Annoyances for Geeks identifies and overcomes these quirks."
-- , California Bookwatch
"...an excellent book that details step-by-step how to work through the annoyances and get the results you want. With easy-to-follow steps and the correct results every time, it is a highly recommended resource."
-- , Harold's Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review
"The book is a valuable reference text that may help to identify and repair many problems on the desktop or server. Linux professionals responsible for the operation and maintenance of desktop computers and servers will benefit most from the wide range of solutions provided for common problems. Semi-geeky Linux users may enjoy an informative look under the hood of Linux, even if they have low expectations of making the repairs themselves."
-- , SW Indiana PC Users Group, Inc.
"This book picks up where most books on Linux System Administration leave off by providing context into areas that those books may only give superficial treatment to. It covers three distributions, Fedora (Red Hat), Suse and Debian, and has good examples of customizations that most books on system administation will only point the reader to. While one is likely to find much of the content out on the internet already, the advantage of the book is that you have a starting point at arms length with good explanations, and good advice. The book is a treasure of valuable information..."
-- , Free Software Magazine