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Already know NT or Windows 2000? Want to understand how Linux might fit into your Windows network? Here's the real deal -- fair, objective, and practical -- from one of the world's leading Windows experts (Mark Minasi) and two of the world's leading Linux experts (Dan York and Craig Hunt).
Linux for Windows NT/2000 Administrators presents Linux's strengths and weaknesses from the Windows expert's point of view. You'll learn what's easy to integrate, where the value adds are, where Linux doesn't measure up to the hype, and more.
You'll walk through all the basic tasks you could probably do in Windows in your sleep, but may be clueless about handling in Linux: managing files, creating partitions, printing, dealing with comprssed files, backing up to tape, creating user accounts, and so forth. Next you'll start building servers -- all kinds of servers. DNS and DHCP servers, web servers, Sendmail e-mail servers, FTP servers, proxy servers, dial-in servers, even Ethernet-to-Ethernet IP routers. There's detailed coverage of interoperability: sharing data across Linux and Windows computers, and sharing network services -- including a chapter on Samba that hits on some significant real-world issues we just haven't seen covered anywhere else.
As Minasi observes, "Windows 9x, NT, 2000, and Linux have all dealt me too many troubles of various types at various times for me to get all dewy-eyed about any one of them. They're all decent tools, but imperfect ones, for their own reasons." If your career depends on choosing the right tools and using them the right away, that's the attitude you want to hear -- and this is the book you want to get. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.