Book Review: UNIX to Linux Porting: A Comprehensive Reference
Authors: Alfredo Mendoza, Chakarat Skawratananond, and Artis Walker
Format: Paperback, 720 pages
Published: Prentice Hall PTR; 1st edition (April 12, 2006)
Review by James Pyles
May 14, 2006
This book is a tour de force that delivers everything it promises and then some. Mendoza, Skawratananond, and Walker pull out all the stops to make sure that the subtitle A Comprehensive Reference tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
As Linux continues to mature as an enterprise-level server system, it is positioned to replace older servers running different varieties of UNIX. Up until now, there has been an information gap in terms of porting applications running on Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX to Linux servers. No single source of information existed that could be consulted on this complex and multifaceted subject...until now.
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