Extra info around the book can be found here: http://debian-handbook.info/
The Debian package format is designed so that its content may be extracted on any Unix system that has the classic commands ar, tar, and gzip. This seemingly trivial property is important for portability and disaster recovery.
One comprehensive quality source of administration information. Yes please!
I'm glad it's out, I'll need something like this when I eventually move from Ubuntu to Debian.
Pretty ugly font for a manual.
Translation is a little iffy, bad spelling, bad grammar and strange sentence structure.
Graphics and diagrams are quite lossy and low resolution.
It could definitely do with another proofread or three.
But If you can get past these things it seems pretty thorough and has plenty of good info in there. Hopefully none of it was lost in translation.
I also donated and am happy to finally see it out there especially under creative commons.
git clone git://anonscm.debian.org/debian-handbook/debian-handbook.git
Maybe the PDF is designed for smaller screens . It looks better on an iPad or android tablet. I used the .mobi instead to wipe out the font anguish. ;-)
"This Debian Reference (v2) (2012-03-25 12:47:43 UTC) is intended to provide a broad overview of the Debian system as a post-installation user's guide. It covers many aspects of system administration through shell-command examples for non-developers."
I bought debianhandbook.(com|net|org) (without hyphen) and filed a bug report against debian-handbook asking if they would like me to redirect the three domains or transfer them to the webmaster of debian-handbook.info.