Mark's Book Recommendations

Mark W. Krentel, February 2002.

This is a list of Unix and Linux books that I like and recommend. In general, I'm fond of the O'Reilly series, but not always. My interests in Unix are mainly system administration and development. Many of these books are a bit advanced and go well beyond what the home user needs to run Star Office and play games. But they are all excellent for their target audience. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of good, intermediate level Unix books.

And don't forget that some of the best documentation is in the man and info pages and the online Howtos.

Unix Systems and Administration

Programming and Development

Beginner Books