I 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://anonscm.debian.org/debian-handbook/debian-handbook.gitand contribute a translation 🙂
Check out the official announce (there’s a discount for early buyers of the paperback).
Its great. This is very helpful. Thanx a ton for making it also available for free online. I really appreciate it. Thank you again.
Thank you Raphaël and Roland!
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!
Thanks Rafael and Roland. Its very useful for all Debian users.
Alexandr Romaniuk says
Raphael, Roland thank you! 🙂
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.
The “Buy Now” button is to go to lulu.com and purchase a hard-copy (paperback).
Well, yes but there are two “BUY NOW” buttons. I was refering to the one that is actually a donation.
Below the “Buy now lulu” is a “buy now” for the ebook.
This is great, thanks a lot guys.