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English

The Debian Administrator's Handbook
Author: Raphaël Hertzog, Roland Mas
Publisher: Freexian
URL: http://debian-handbook.info

Written by two Debian developers, this free book started as a translation of their French best-seller known as Cahier de l'admin Debian (published by Eyrolles). Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator. It covers all the topics that a competent Linux administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system, up to the creation of packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC.


Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
Author: Graham J Williams
Publisher: Togaware
URL: http://www.togaware.com/linux/survivor/
email: Graham.Williams@togaware.com

The aim of this freely available, up-to-date, book is to get you up to speed with Debian (including both the current stable release and the current unstable distribution). It is comprehensive with basic support for the user who installs and maintains the system themselves (whether in the home, office, club, or school).


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible
Author: David B. Harris, Benjamin Mako Hill, Jaldhar Vyas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0764576445.html
CD Included: Sarge CD with installer and a selection of packages
CD Included: Live CD with Knoppix

Beginners and advanced users alike will find this book to be a comprehensive source of information on using Debian for desktops, intranet and internet servers, and development. It also contains background information on the project and extensive coverage of Debian's unique package management system.


The Debian System - Concepts and Techniques
Author: Martin F. Krafft
Publisher: Open Source Press
URL: http://debiansystem.info/
email: info@debiansystem.info
CD Included: official Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0a "sarge" on DVD (i386)

This book introduces the concepts and techniques of the Debian operating system, explaining their usage and pitfalls, and illustrating the thinking behind each of the approaches. The goal is not to be a reference book, but to give the reader enough insight into the workings of the project and operating system to learn and embrace the sophisticated and elegant, sometimes at first slightly non-intuitive solutions that have evolved as part of the Debian system over the past decade. While targeted at the well-versed UNIX/Linux administrator, the book can also serve as an excellent resource alongside a standard Linux reference to bootstrap one's Linux experience in Debian's bottom-up philosophy.


The Linux Cookbook
Author: Michael Stutz
Publisher: No Starch Press
URL: http://dsl.org/cookbook/
email: sales@nostarch.com

A hands-on reference guide to the Debian GNU/Linux system that shows, in over 1,500 recipes, how to use it for everyday activities -- from working with text, images, and sound to productivity and networking issues. Like the software the book describes, the book is copylefted and its source data is available.


ARMLinux for developers
Author: Wookey and Paul Webb
Publisher: Aleph One
URL: http://www.aleph1.co.uk/armlinux/thebook.html
email: info@aleph1.co.uk
CD Included: Debian 2.2 ARM architecture

This book is for developers working with GNU/Linux on ARM processors. It covers some devices specifically for quick set-up (LART, Assabet, Psion5). It also gives generic information, tools and techniques. The GNU toolchain is covered in native and cross-compiler form, as are bootloaders, kernel patches, RAMdisks, ARM peculiarities and other ARM resources. It also includes extensive tutorial information on GNU/Linux basics for developers coming from other platforms. It is not specific to Debian, but the Aleph ARMLinux distribution is closely based on Debian-ARM and it is assumed you will be working from this distribution and preferably have a Debian based host machine too.


Learning Debian GNU/Linux
Author: Bill McCarty
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
URL: http://oreilly.com/catalog/debian/chapter/book/index.html

Learning Debian GNU/Linux guides the new user of Linux through the installation and configuration of Debian GNU/Linux. Windows users will gain a gentle introduction to this exciting computing world guided by Bill McCarty in Learning Debian GNU/Linux.


Debian User's Guide
Author: Dale Scheetz
Available at: Amazon
CD Included: Debian 2.1

Includes 230+ pages and three CD-ROM discs. Topics covered by software include Debian Linux, networking, programming tools, GUI, desktop publishing, business, fun things, and multimedia. 30 days of free e-mail support included.


French

Debian Squeeze (Cahiers de l'Admin)
Author: Raphaël Hertzog, Roland Mas
Publisher: Eyrolles
URL: http://raphaelhertzog.fr/livre/cahier-admin-debian/
email: raphael@ouaza.com
CD Included: DVD Debian Squeeze i386/amd64

The first French book about Debian is already in its fifth edition. It covers all aspects of the administration of Debian from the installation to the configuration of network services. Written by two Debian developers, this book can be of interest to many people: the beginner wishing to discover Debian, the advanced user looking for tips to enhance his mastership of the Debian tools and the administrator who wants to build a reliable network with Debian.


The Debian System - Concepts and Techniques
Author: Martin F. Krafft
Publisher: Open Source Press
URL: http://debiansystem.info/
email: info@debiansystem.info
CD Included: official Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0a "sarge" on DVD (i386)

This book introduces the concepts and techniques of the Debian operating system, explaining their usage and pitfalls, and illustrating the thinking behind each of the approaches. The goal is not to be a reference book, but to give the reader enough insight into the workings of the project and operating system to learn and embrace the sophisticated and elegant, sometimes at first slightly non-intuitive solutions that have evolved as part of the Debian system over the past decade. While targeted at the well-versed UNIX/Linux administrator, the book can also serve as an excellent resource alongside a standard Linux reference to bootstrap one's Linux experience in Debian's bottom-up philosophy.


German

Debian GNU/Linux Anwenderhandbuch
Author: Frank Ronneburg
Publisher: Addison Wesley
URL: http://debiananwenderhandbuch.de/
email: fr@debiananwenderhandbuch.de
CD Included: 2 editions: One without a DVD, the other with 2 DVDs (i386)


Debian GNU/Linux -- Das umfassende Handbuch (aktuell zu Squeeze)
Author: Heike Jurzik
Publisher: Galileo Computing
URL: http://www.galileocomputing.de/katalog/buecher/titel/gp/titelID-2510
email: info@galileo-press.de
CD Included: Debian Squeeze, 6.0.1a, Multi-Arch (i386 and amd64) on DVD

This book teaches you how to install and configure the system and also how to use Debian in a professional environment. It shows the full potential of the distribution (in its current version 6.0) and provides a practical manual for all users who want to learn more about Debian and its range of services.


The Debian System - Concepts and Techniques
Author: Martin F. Krafft
Publisher: Open Source Press
URL: http://debiansystem.info/
email: info@debiansystem.info
CD Included: official Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0a "sarge" on DVD (i386)

This book introduces the concepts and techniques of the Debian operating system, explaining their usage and pitfalls, and illustrating the thinking behind each of the approaches. The goal is not to be a reference book, but to give the reader enough insight into the workings of the project and operating system to learn and embrace the sophisticated and elegant, sometimes at first slightly non-intuitive solutions that have evolved as part of the Debian system over the past decade. While targeted at the well-versed UNIX/Linux administrator, the book can also serve as an excellent resource alongside a standard Linux reference to bootstrap one's Linux experience in Debian's bottom-up philosophy.


Debian GNU/Linux - Grundlagen, Grundlagen, Einrichtung und Betrieb
Author: Peter Ganten
URL: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-540-73338-6
email: debian-buch@ganten.org
CD Included: 2 editions: One with no CD, the other with Official CD (i386, contrib and sources)

The book covers all steps of planning and installing Debian GNU/Linux on PC based hardware, including important applications like the X Window System, window managers and desktop environments (KDE, GNOME) and a selection of important system services. Unix/Linux basics and concepts together with system usage and important components (bash, system services and important commands) are introduced. There is an explanation of Debian's package format and how to create packages in this format. It also includes an overview of standard Linux applications (networking, software development, LaTeX and office suites). Strong emphasis is on networking and system administration issues, like planing and building of a dial-in router or a server for Windows based clients (Samba).


Japanese

The Debian System - Concepts and Techniques
Author: Martin F. Krafft
Publisher: Open Source Press
URL: http://debiansystem.info/
email: info@debiansystem.info
CD Included: official Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0a "sarge" on DVD (i386)

This book introduces the concepts and techniques of the Debian operating system, explaining their usage and pitfalls, and illustrating the thinking behind each of the approaches. The goal is not to be a reference book, but to give the reader enough insight into the workings of the project and operating system to learn and embrace the sophisticated and elegant, sometimes at first slightly non-intuitive solutions that have evolved as part of the Debian system over the past decade. While targeted at the well-versed UNIX/Linux administrator, the book can also serve as an excellent resource alongside a standard Linux reference to bootstrap one's Linux experience in Debian's bottom-up philosophy.


Debian Jiten
Author: 武藤健志 (Kenshi Muto)
Publisher: 翔泳社 (SHOEISHA)
URL: http://kmuto.jp/debian/debian_dic/
email: kmuto@debian.org
CD Included: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Sarge installer (single-width CD)

This book is dictionary style and covers various tips for beginners and intermediate skill users; installation via various ways, desktop customize, troubleshooting, profitable knowhow and so on.


Debian GNU/Linux徹底入門 第3版 - Sarge対応 (Debian Tettei Nyumon 3rd edition, Sarge version)
Author: 武藤健志 (Kenshi Muto)
Publisher: 翔泳社 (SHOEISHA)
URL: http://kmuto.jp/debian/debian_sarge/
email: kmuto@debian.org
CD Included: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0 i386, author's edition (DVD + CD)

This is the latest book for Sarge of the series that has been supported as a standard bible of Debian in Japan. This book covers all aspects of using Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Sarge, such as installation, desktop environments, system administration, and server configuration. Furthermore, this book also includes commercial font package that decorates your desktop. This book might be useful for all Debian users from beginners to advanced users.


Debian GNU/Linux 徹底入門 (Debian GNU/Linux Tettei Nyumon)
Author: 武藤健志 (Kenshi Muto)
Publisher: 翔泳社 (SHOEISHA)
URL: http://www.topstudio.co.jp/~kmuto/debian/
email: kmuto@debian.org
CD Included: Debian 2.2r0 i386 author's edition (3 CDs)

This book covers general topics about Debian GNU/Linux: installation, APT and dpkg, shell, X Window System, networking, system administration, kernel setup, sharing with Windows, building servers and so on. You will be able to install and start to use Debian GNU/Linux Japanese environment very easily with the customized CDs.


Korean

Debian GNU/Linux - Best Linux Server
Author: Korean Debian Users
Publisher: Hanbit Media
URL: http://www.hanb.co.kr/book/look.html?isbn=89-7914-152-1
email: yooseong@debian.org
CD Included: 1 unofficial Woody, 3 Potato rev0

This book gives a brief guide to installation of Debian GNU/Linux, fundamentals of Unix or Linux commands, basic configuration and maintenance of system and networking, X Window System setup, and using multimedia in Debian GNU/Linux. This book also includes a guide for maintainers, which stimulates people in Korea to become official Debian maintainers.


Debian GNU/Linux - for the Special Linuxer
Author: 이호석 (Ho-seok Lee)
Publisher: Bestbook
URL: http://www.bestbook.net/newhome/book/book_detail.html?b_id=102&cate=2
email: alee@debian.or.kr
CD Included: Three official potato r3 CDs and an unofficial woody CD

This book introduces readers to Debian GNU/Linux with many hands-on tutorials and tips. Written in Korean, this book covers comprehensive aspects of Debian GNU/Linux system: first-time setup, package installation, setting up X, connecting to Internet, network maintenance, and more. This book provides a handful of tips on setting up Debian for Korean language environment, and it is good for newcomers, too.


Persian

نصب و راه‌اندازی سرورهای لینوکس (Setting Up and Running GNU/Linux Servers)
Author: Alan Baghumian
Publisher: NASS Publications
URL: http://www.technotux.org/dload/deb-srv-toc.pdf
email: sales@technotux.org
CD Included: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0 CD1

The first Persian book about Debian GNU/Linux. This book helps you to install Debian GNU/Linux and set up network services like web, database, firewall, mail, ftp and ... on it. Also helps you to start using GNU/Linux and Debian's powerful package management system.


Portuguese

Descobrindo o Linux (Discovering Linux)
Author: João Eriberto Mota Filho
Publisher: Novatec Editora
URL: http://www.novateceditora.com.br/livros/descobrindolinux
email: novatec@novateceditora.com.br

This book is divided into four parts: Basic concepts, Management of GNU/Linux, Administration of the system and Advanced operations. Each chapter explains in depth the features of the operating system. The first chapters explain the structure of GNU/Linux. These chapters will help the reader to understand how the system uses basic resources such as the processor and memory. A detailed analysis about filesystems such as Ext2, Ext3, and ReiserFS will enable users to make the correct choice for their needs. Many figures throughout the book show aspects about the performance of the system. This book caters for college students and anyone who wants to learn GNU/Linux in depth. This book covers Debian Sarge.


Spanish

El gran libro de Debian GNU/Linux
Author: Rafael Eduardo Rumbos Salomón
Publisher: Marcombo, S.A
URL: http://www.marcombo.com/El-gran-libro-de-debian-gnu_linux_isbn9788426718075.html
email: rafaeleduardo@esdebian.org

This is the right book for you to learn how to create basic and complex IT platforms using only Free Software. Inside it you will find a wide range of procedures reviewed and adjusted to fit into the best practices of technological infrastructure implementation. This easy to read and comprehensive guide will take you by the hand to achieve specific objectives with the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.


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