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Linux Essentials

A unique, full-color introduction to Linux fundamentals

Serving as a low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, Linux is a UNIX-based, open source operating system. Full-color and concise, this beginner’s guide takes a learning-by-doing approach to understanding the essentials of Linux. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what you will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts that leads you right into hands-on tutorials. Chapters conclude with additional exercises and review questions, allowing you to reinforce and measure your understanding.

  • Offers a hands-on approach to acquiring a foundation of Linux skills, aiming to ensure Linux beginners gain a solid understanding
  • Uses the leading Linux distribution Fedora to demonstrate tutorials and examples
  • Addresses Linux installation, desktop configuration, management of files and filesystems, remote administration, security, and more

This book is essential reading for anyone entering the world of Linux!

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Selecting an Operating System
Chapter 2. Investigating Linux’s Principles and Philosophy
Chapter 3. Understanding Sof tware Licensing
Chapter 4. Using Common Linux Programs
Chapter 5. Managing Hardware
Chapter 6. Get ting to Know the Command Line
Chapter 7. Managing Files
Chapter 8. Getting Help
Chapter 9. Using Programs and Processes
Chapter 10. Searching, Extracting, and Archiving Data
Chapter 11. Editing Files
Chapter 12. Creating Scripts
Chapter 13. Understanding Users and Groups
Chapter 14. Creating Users and Groups
Chapter 15. Set ting Ownership and Permissions
Chapter 16. Navigating the Linux Filesystem
Chapter 17. Managing Network Connections

Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions
Appendix B. LPI’s Certification Program

Book Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118106792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106792
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