The Debian Administrator’s Handbook is available

The Debian Administrator's Handbook CoverI am so glad that we managed to complete this project. Roland and I have spent countless hours on this book since December, both for the translation itself and also for all the things that we tend to forget: a nice book cover, a great book layout for the print version, coordinating the work of reviewers, registering as an editor to get an ISBN, etc. I think I will come back to this in a future article because some parts of the story are interesting.

In the mean time, enjoy the DFSG-free Debian Administrator’s Handbook:

  • get it from unstable with apt-get install debian-handbook;
  • browse the online version;
  • get the paperback or the ebook (available as PDF, EPUB, MOBI);
  • grab the sources with git clone git:// and contribute a translation 🙂

Check out the official announce (there’s a discount for early buyers of the paperback).


  1. says

    Its great. This is very helpful. Thanx a ton for making it also available for free online. I really appreciate it. Thank you again.

  2. Paul Orama says

    Wow, this is a great book! It’s about time someone put out an updated book on Debian. I’ve downloaded the free PDF for now, but don’t worry I plan on buying the hard copy as well to support your efforts!

  3. Marcus says

    Very nice, I’m looking forward to reading it. 🙂 A bit weird that there is a big button with “BUY NOW” at the download page though. Maybe the donation alternative should appear as bit more discreet “Donate” button somewhere on the page? Looking at the page quickly gives me the impression that it costs money to get the book online.