First off, you can find the book here.
I was asked if I’d be interested in proof reading/reviewing (I don’t really know what else to call it) this book back in the middle of September. After a few confused questions on my part, I agreed. So a few weeks after I received the first of several chapters to proof read and comment on, which I enjoyed doing, partly as it gave me something to do, and partly because I’d never done anything like it before, so it was a new experience.
I actually learnt quite a bit in the process as well, for example the first chapter I received was on LDAP, which…I’d never used or looked into before. So I did a little research into basically what it was, and what it’s purpose was, and then read the chapter on setting it up. Luckily we touched on the topic on my University course too, so I had a heads up on that one!
I really enjoyed reviewing this book, and I’ll definitely be using it as a reference (I got my copy the other day!), and possibly reading the apache/ssh server sections to see if there’s any tips on securing them, or any simple tweaks to improve them. I know a couple of other Ubuntu Forum Staff got asked to review it as well, as their names appear just in front of mine in the “Thanks” section at the front of the book.
So once again, I’d like to thank everybody I had contact with at Pearson publishing, both for giving me the opportunity to do this, and for putting up with me in the process (I’m sure I asked some stupid questions at some point, so it’s best to apologize just in case ). Hopefully I’ll get asked next time too!
A Practical Guide To Ubuntu Linux
As Requested by Jacob