This Administrator's Handbook is the official comprehensive manual for the day-to-day use and administration of systems running the Adélie Linux 1.0 operating environment. It additionally includes differences between Adélie Linux and other Linux and Unix® environments, and detailed information on the design and implementation of Adélie Linux 1.0.

Many contributed to the final version of this handbook. This includes Marcus Comstedt, Michael Siegel, and Tambra Wilcox.

It is assumed that you, the reader, are familiar with using a terminal or command line interface, and the use of Unix commands. If you are not yet familiar with these concepts, start with our User's Handbook, which will assist you in learning them.

Please also ensure that you are comfortable and properly rested before reading this handbook. This will allow you to learn quicker, and be able to recall the information you have learned easier.

It is hoped by the author that you find this handbook easy to understand and read. Please feel free to contact me or the Adélie Linux community if you have any suggestions on how to make this handbook better. We'd love to hear from you, and we hope you enjoy using our distribution.

– A. Wilcox, 2018