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Unix And Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)

With Unix, 4th Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the Unix operating system, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual reference guide uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots, and includes three years worth of new material based on the latest Unix developments. This reference guide details all Unix commands and options along with tips that put those commands in context. Leading Unix authorities Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray leverage their expertise as technical writers and working in the industry (Sun Microsystems) as they take readers step-by-step through the most common Unix commands and options.

Paperback: 408 pages

Publisher: Peachpit Press; 4 edition (July 8, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0321636783

ISBN-13: 978-0321636782

Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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I got hired for a job where I spend almost everyday working in a Unix/Linux environment and I had very little knowledge of how to get around the system. In the week I had off between jobs I picked up this book and a book on Apache 2 and first day I went in I hit the ground running, even knowing a couple things my co-workers did not. That greatly put my mind to ease.I'm still looking to move up into the soon to be available admin position though, so that means I'm starting in on the next book, but this one was a perfect quick read to get one acquainted with the non-admin functions of Unix and how it works. I highly recommend this book for beginners with Unix and Linux.

I say "I think" because I never get very far through it when someone borrows it from my desk. I work with a bunch of IT Analysts, so we're all familiar with Unix and derivatives, but we don't live with it daily and we float between version frequently, so this book covers the basics and the really useful stuff that even seasoned admins tend to forget. I'm a fan of this book and I will buy it again, since it hasn't been returned yet.

A good survey of Linux/Unix command line use. Excellent place to start if you want to grasp what those terminal functions (yes, on Mac OSX and also of course on Linux/Ubuntu/Mint) are all about. I've gotten a lot out of it - with just a final chapter or two to go.

This is a good introduction to using Linux, and I actually used this as a textbook in an Intro to Linux class. There are no exercises in the book, so the learning will come by following the in-text instructions. All the material is from the command terminal, so it works well with pretty much any distro of Linux. Good primer.

This book is a very effective introduction for users new to Linux / Unix, as well as those more experienced users. Commands are explained and supported by examples of screenshots of expected output. An appendix at the back contains commands and associated options / flags. A very good reference for your IT library.

Overall an excellent introduction to unix systems for those coming with little to no background. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because I felt it lacked enough detail to continue to use as a reference once one's mastered the basics.

This is a perfect book to get started with Unix/Linux. the examples are really clear and easy to understand. And the book covers a lot of information. Highly recommended.

Purchased this book to learn Unix and Linux. Easy Read. I'm learning a lot. Great book for beginners to learn the basics of Unix and Linux.

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