|| ||"Kerry Beck" <nostarchpr-AT-oreilly.com>|
|| ||No Starch Press Releases "The Debian System"|
|| ||Thu, 15 Sep 2005 05:59:00 -0700|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Patricia Witkin
NEW BOOK EXPLAINS DEBIAN STRUCTURE AND PHILOSOPHY
Insights into Debian project and operating system shed light on its
September 15, 2005, San Francisco - Despite its reputation as an operating
system exclusively for professionals and hardcore computer hobbyists, the
Debian GNU/Linux distribution is gaining popularity rapidly, thanks to its
open development cycle and strict quality control. Witness the headlines
generated by Debian-based Linux distros like Knoppix, Ubuntu, and Xandros.
"The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques" (No Starch Press, September
'05), which includes Volume One of the official release DVD set, is a
must-have for UNIX and Linux administrators who want to delve deeper into
Debian's unique philosophy and structure.
Written by Martin F. Krafft, an experienced developer and a faithful
Debian supporter since 1997, "The Debian System" is intended for those who
want to understand and get more out of their Debian installation(s) - both
Linux/UNIX admins switching to Debian and existing Debian users alike.
Co-published with Open Source Press of Munich, Germany, "The Debian System"
gives readers a peek into the experience level and sophistication that
have shaped the various system components and shows why this system's pure
elegance makes it a desirable choice of many. Krafft introduces the
system's concepts and analyzes the techniques that comprise the Debian Way
of system administration and explains why Debian developers have chosen
certain approaches to development that differ from other Linux
"Debian is a robust distribution with a fascinating community; there is no
source of under-the-hood information like 'The Debian System,'" said Bill
Pollock, founder of No Starch Press. "This book is perfect for anyone
running Debian or any Debian-based distro, or those simply curious about
how this Linux distribution has evolved."
Bypassing discussion of Linux tools, graphical desktop environments,
server software or user programs, "The Debian System" is a perfect
complement to the standard Linux references.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martin F. Krafft has been a faithful supporter of Debian
since 1997, working as a developer and a PR person, and fielding user
questions on mailing lists. He has administered mid-sized networks and is
responsible for numerous university servers and a 40-node cluster of
Debian machines. Krafft is currently working on his Ph.D. at the
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich.
The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques by Martin F. Krafft
September 2005, 608 pp., DVD-ROM, $44.95, ISBN 1-593270-69-0
Available at fine bookstores everywhere, from www.oreilly.com/nostarch, or
directly from No Starch Press (www.nostarch.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
ABOUT NO STARCH PRESS: Founded in 1994, No Starch Press is one of the few
remaining independent computer book publishers. We publish the finest in
geek entertainment - unique books on technology, with a focus on Open
Source, security, hacking, programming, and alternative operating systems.
Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books
tackle topics that people care about. See www.nostarch.com for more. (And
by the way, most No Starch Press books use RepKover, a lay-flat binding
that won't snap shut. Geeks love it.)
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