Linux Administration Handbook
eWEEK Labs has found The "Linux Administration Handbook," which covers all elements of enterprise Linux systems from the focus of an administrator, to be an extremely useful book for those who need to administer Linux systems.
There are plenty of books out there that help novices learn how to use and manage Linux. But what about people who need to administer Linux systems? Well, despite its somewhat goofy cover art, the $49.99 "Linux Administration Handbook," by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder and Trent Hein, covers all elements of enterprise Linux systems from the focus of an administrator. That eWEEK Labs found this to be extremely useful is no surprise. This is much of the same team that created the "Unix Administration Handbook" 14 years ago, a book that is still a must-read for budding Unix admins.
While the book does cover all the basics of Linux, it is not for complete novices; some familiarity and understanding of Linux are required.