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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (30 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118106792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106792
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Learn Linux Quickly and Easily

This full–color guide thoroughly covers Linux fundamentals. You′ll begin with basic principles and the Linux way of doing things, then move on to common user programs such as the command line and text editors. With these skills in hand, you can tackle system administration tasks, such as user management and network configuration. Whether you′re prepping for the LPI Linux Essentials certification or just brushing up on the basics for your professional work, this is the fast and thorough grounding you need.

Learn these Linux essentials and more:

  • Discovering where Linux fits into the OS world

  • Managing hardware in Linux

  • Using Bash, the Linux command line

  • Using file management tools and commands

  • Installing and controlling programs

  • Finding and archiving data on your computer

  • Editing text files with common Linux editors

  • Automating tasks with the help of scripts

  • Managing accounts and groups

  • Setting file ownership and permissions

Manage your computer′s users and groups

Configure your network connections

This striking Essentials book maximizes skill acquisition and knowledge retention with:

  • Chapter–opening learning topics

  • Step–by–step tutorials

  • Four–color screenshots and illustrations

  • Essentials and Beyond summaries and additional suggested exercises

  • Chapter review questions

About the Author

Roderick W. Smith, Linux+, LPIC–1, LPIC–2, is a recognized Linux open source programmer and networking expert. He is the author of over a dozen books on open source technologies. His books include CompTIA Linux+ Complete Study Guide; LPIC–1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition; LPIC–2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, and Linux Administrator Street Smarts, all from Sybex.


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A nicely written introduction, very friendly style without being patronising, very easy to read but for me, way too much introductory/historical stuff, only beginning to get going after chapter 6. In places it even assumes you haven't yet made the choice to go to Linux yet.

Nevertheless, it provides an excellent coverage of the basics, especially good at explaining users and groups, file permissions etc, including tricky things like the "sticky bit" stuff is well explained. Also simple network commands are covered, bash scripting, vi editor, plus more (check the contents page). Excellent use of exercises, even if you don't do them, have a look through the end of the chapter to see what you should have known if you'd read the chapter more carefully! ;)

I only give it 3 stars as, from my own point of view as a reasonably seasoned but not especially accomplished Linux user, I was looking for a much deeper treatment. To my mind too many essentials have been omitted.

If you're new to Linux, or contemplating making the jump then this book is 4 or 5 stars because once you've got through this book you'll probably be confident enough to learn everything else from the web. Many Linux books are just regurgitations of user manuals -- this isn't -- it's been written by a human being.
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Just right to take you from newbie to intermediate level. Clearly laid out and explained with excellent illustrations and diagrams.
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clearly laid out lots of essential tips. very useful book.
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