Publisher: Open Source Migrations, 2004, 226 pages
Keywords: Open Source
The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source is the first book to arm IT directors and system administrators with the knowledge they need to evaluate open source software for their particular computing environments. Winslow guides the reader through the process of finding practical uses for open source that will integrate seamlessly into their existing infrastructure, as well as understanding the costs and savings. This book includes information on the best professional-quality low-cost software for Linux, with dozens of listings, including where to download and where to find support. Case studies are used to demonstrate ways open source has been successfully deployed by peers.
This is just a meaningless index of different F/OSS software/where the author doesn't really make a difference between Free and Open)
As all such books, it is dated as soon as it goes to press, but I can assure you that this was not very good in 2005 either…
You can miss this one. In fact, I recommend that you do just that, miss it!