Solaris 9 for Dummies

31 January 2009 |

Solaris is the flagship Unix operating system from Sun Microsystems, a company started by a group of graduate students from Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. In fact, Sun comes from the Stanford University Network, where MBA student (and now Sun CEO) Scott McNealy studied.

Unix has a long and interesting history as an operating system, starting with its initial development at AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 1960s. The first version of Unix was written so that the BTL folks had a computer that ran Space War, a very early computer game. Really!

The first few versions of Sun’s Unix OS (initially called SunOS — the Solaris name showed up later) were variants on UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix. Many of the top BSD developers at UCB ended up at Sun, most notably Bill Joy, who shows up time and again in this book...

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Linux System Administrator's Survival Guide


UNIX system administration used to be a skill learned by watching others, trying many things on spec, and scouring obscure magazine articles, obtuse man pages, and e-mail from others. In short, system administration was a skill that was learned over the years with no single reference to the role and functions a system administrator plays. UNIX, especially, was a tough system to administer properly because there were many versions of the software, a disparate support base, and few solid working applications. Luckily, time has changed these conditions.

With the popularity of computers in general, system administrators started writing down the details of their tasks. Publishers realized that there was a distinct and eager, albeit small, market for system administration books. The market grew as the number of systems and LANs expanded. The stabilization of the UNIX operating system in two, and now one, major version helped enormously as well.

Linux became a dominant UNIX product about two years ago when it started receiving worldwide acclaim as a reasonably stable PC version of UNIX. As more and more programmers got involved and started producing software for Linux, the attraction of the operating system continued to grow. Soon, PC users who didn't know anything about UNIX at all were running Linux and starting to deal with shells, filesystems, and devices.

After helping to write Linux Unleashed (a great book, definitely worth buying if you haven't already got a copy!), I realized that many users used that book and CD-ROM to get started with Linux, but they needed more advanced material on managing their systems and setting up network systems. That's when the Linux System Administrator's Survival Guide was born. This book expands on the Linux Unleashed material, providing more detail on many aspects of the operating system. Although some overlap exists between Linux Unleashed and this book, it has been minimized as much as possible. Relative newcomers to Linux will still find that that book is very readable, however...

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Mac OS X Timesaving FOR DUMmIES

30 January 2009 |

The Timesaving Techniques For Dummies books focus on high-payoff techniques that save you time, either on the spot or somewhere down the road. And these books get to the point in a hurry, with step-by-step instructions to pace you through the tasks you need to do, without any of the fluff you don't want. We're identified more than 60 Techniques that Mac OS X Panther users need to know to make the most of their time. In addition, each Technique includes lots of figures that make following along a breeze. Decide for yourself how to use this book: Read it cover to cover if you like, or skip right to the Technique that interests you the most.

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Macs for DUMmIES


If the Mac is so simple, then who needs a book about it?

Well, despite all the free goodies you get with the Mac, a manual isn't among them. You need somewhere to turn when things go wrong, when you'd like to know what the add-on software does, or when you want to stumble onto the Internet for the first time.

By the way, of course you're not a dummy. Two pieces of evidence tell me so: For one thing, you're learning the Mac, and for another, you're reading this book! But I've taught hundreds of people how to use their Macs, and an awful lot of them start out saying they feel like dummies when it comes to computers. Society surrounds us with fast-talking teenagers who grew up learning English from their Nintendo sets; no wonder the rest of us sometimes feel left out.

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Blog Profits Blueprint


Bagaimana Cara Menghasilkan Dengan Blogging

Apa yang akan anda baca adalah hasil pengalaman saya blogging selama dua setengah tahun dan lebih dari tujuh tahun menjalankan bisnis internet. Saran-saran ini unik karena datang dari seseorang yang paham BISNIS begitu juga blog dan seorang yang telah menerapkan prinsip bisnis untuk menghasilkan uang dari blog.

Tanpa skill dan komitmen untuk membangun sebuah bisnis, kebanyakan blogger tidak pernah mencapai tujuannya dimana mereka keluar dari pekerjaan dan menjadi blogger profesional. saya yakin ini adalah sebab kebanyakan blogger profesional gagal.

Kebanyakan orang tidak mempunyai pola pikir yang benar dan kekuatan mental yang dibutuhkan sehingga blogging profesional bisa berjalan. Tanpa seselarasan antara strategi dan taktik, tidak satupun saran bagus, tips, teknik-teknik, studi-studi kasus atau bahkan petuah suci "tulislah konten yang bagus" akan membawa anda ketujuan. Anda akan menabrak dinding dan tertekan secara mental.

Itulah goal saya dengan Blog Profit Blueprint ini untuk membuka semua mata dan mempeluas pikiran setiap calon blogger profesional yang pernah menginginkan untuk menjadikan blog sebagai sumber penghasilan utama. Bersiaplah untuk terkejut, kecewa, dan akhirnya mendapat energi baru dengan sebuah sikap aplikatif yang akan membimbing ada menuju blogging profits...

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The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth

29 January 2009 |

Yea, I sure did. Ir-re-fu-ta-ble. there...I said it again. Without question, this is the one word best describes what I'm trying to say. However, like many words, this one may have different meanings for different readers. To get us off on the right foot, I want to be sure that you and I are clear on my meaning. Let me explain...

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The Management Bible


People talk a lot about how the world of business has changed; how markets today are not just regional or national, but global; how fastevolving telecommunications technology has dramatically cranked up the speed of doing business; and how employees are seeking more meaningful work along with a voice in the decisions that affect them. It's true, the world of business has changed. More than ever before, this means that managers must also change to meet these new challenges.

The old ways of managing employees are broken. Here's how to fix them (and become a better manager in the process)...

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The Professional Services Firm Bible


If you assessed the available books on the topic of managing professional service firms, you probably arrived at the same conclusion we did about a year ago. You can find over a hundred books on the topic. Ninety-five percent of these books are written for the independent consultant who wants to learn how to incorporate, how to develop a proposal, how to sell themselves, and how to individually deliver a project to a client. The other 5 percent of the published books target the executives of large, national consultancies with thousands of consultants/employees. There were no books available to help the professional service firm with anywhere from 2 to 1,000 professionals. Yet, almost 75 percent of all professional services companies are in this group. In the books for independent consultants, you learn the basics (e.g., how to act on the client site, what the start-up costs are). In the books for large consultancies, you learn how to expand internationally or about developing philosophies. In this book, you learn how to grow an existing firm. You learn at what points you need to make decisions such as adding administrative support, opening another office, building another service line. You learn how to determine what is the best sales organization structure for your firm. You learn what information systems you need to build and when. This book is for the growing consulting company and its associates and management...

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