Most reviewers have spoken very highly of this book. I hate to be the wet blanket, but I didn't think it was quite that good.
It's not a bad book, at all. I have to learn a bit about AIX for one of my clients, and I will say that this certainly gives me a head start on the curve. But I just had some bad feelings about some of the more general advice given (like the author's habit of adding SCSI devices on a running system or shutting down by simply "sync;sync" and powering off) to make me feel a little uncomfortable about the whole book.
I was also left a little cold in some areas where I think there was too much assumption of prior knowledge and too little explanation- but of course that sort of thing comes up in every book. Perhaps someone with a little more practical experience than I would be less baffled.
My final concern is the age of the book- first published in 1996- I'm sure that AIX has changed substantially since then, so I fear that some of this may be quite dated.
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