I checked this book out from the library the other day and started reading it last night. I’ve only read two chapters, but I think this is going to have to be a purchase. The author, Carla Schroder, has a very direct, to-the-point way of writing that makes it very easy to follow along. She doesn’t waste time over-explaining topics, but at the same time, she gives enough information to get you going. She also provides references to additional resources in case you want to know more about a particular topic.
As for organization, the book is organized, well, like a cookbook. This makes it an excellent reference if you are looking for how to do something very specific. Just look in the index for your topic, turn to it, and follow the clearly worded instructions. Not looking for anything in particular? I noticed that the book also can be used as a walkthrough for learning various facets of networking with Linux.
Although I’m just getting started with the book, I can already tell that it’s going to be an excellent resource. I’d recommend it to anyone who’s getting started with Linux and wants to get more acquainted with the operating system from a system/network administrator perspective.