the ongoing saga of beth vs. the manuals
leonardbernst55 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 22 09:45:44 EDT 2001
The Red Hat docs department is trying to create as much info for the box
sets and/or our website as possible (not books for individual sale at Ye Ole
Borders or anything like that). I posted a while back, asking "what do you
think should be included in a good linux sys. admin. book" and got some very
helpful suggestions, many of which are indeed going to be used. Our docs
people met again Friday and it looks like we're creating three new books,
possibly four (erf. Beth goes bug-eyed.), over the course of the next two
years--Security, Developing for Linux, Home/Small Business-type System
Administration, and (possibly) a Networking manual. If people respond to the
home/small business sys. admin. book with "Yay! Now can we have more
high-level sys. admin. info for Linux, please and thank you?" then there
will be a fifth book.
Realizing that this is a list designed, primarily, for internet-worky types,
I still know that a lot of you know a great deal about computer-related
subjects other than the Internet. We have developed basic outlines for the
first three books, and if you really want to see them say the word.
Otherwise, if anyone feels so moved to just send me suggestions for topics
that you think are vital/oft overlooked for any of these proposed manuals,
it would be much appreciated. Writing to me offlist would probably be the
politest thing to do, so them what aren't interested don't get a lot of
email they don't want.
And in case you were wondering, the security book is the first one we plan
to write, with the hope of having it done SOON.
Thanks very much for your time and happy flippin' Monday--
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