Thursday, December 20, 2007

Two Book Reviews Posted

Amazon.com just published my five star review of Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Ed by Michael Lucas. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 review:

Almost five years ago I reviewed Absolute BSD, Michael Lucas' first book on FreeBSD. I gave that book five stars, back when several ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r BSD books provided competition. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 eve of 2008, I am happy to say that Michael Lucas is probably cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best system administration author I've read. I am amazed that he can communicate top-notch content with a sense of humor, while not offending cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reader or sounding stupid. When was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last time you could physically feel yourself getting smarter while reading a book? If you are a beginning to average FreeBSD user, Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Ed (AF2E) will deliver that sensation in spades. Even more advanced users will find plenty to enjoy.

Amazon.com also just published my five star review of Linux Firewalls by Mike Rash. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 review:

Disclaimer: I wrote cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 foreword for this book, so obviously I am biased. However, I am not financially compensated for this book's success.

In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 foreword I note that Linux Firewalls is a "great book." As a FreeBSD user, Linux Firewalls is good enough to make me consider using Linux in certain circumstances! Mike's book is exceptionally clear, organized, concise, and actionable. You should be able to read it and implement everything you find by following his examples. You will not only learn tools and techniques, but you will be able to appreciate Mike's keen defensive insights.


Are you seeing a trend here? In October I reviewed Security Data Visualization from No Starch and my Amazon.com Wish List has several ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r No Starch titles on it. Nice work No Starch!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just placed an order for Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Ed... Thanks for your review!

You're right, No Starch has really stepped up, and appear to be cranking out some quality books now. Hopefully cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can keep it up.

PaulM said...

I read Mike Rash's book last month, and I second your recommendation. This book is significant because it's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first book on Linux firewalls in several years to introduce significantly new material.

Anybody already using iptables as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir firewall in an academic or SMB environment should read this book.

Unknown said...

Linux Firewalls is an excellent book that I am in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 middle of. Your cover quote still gives me chuckles every time I read it, especially with how creative it is. :)