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Linux Essentials

Learn Linux, and take your career to the next level! Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information—information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence. An open source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce. Access lessons that are organized by task, allowing you to quickly identify the topics you are looking for and navigate the comprehensive information presented by the book Discover the basics of the Linux operating system, including distributions, types of open source applications, freeware, licensing, operations, navigation, and more Explore command functions, including navigating the command line, turning commands into scripts, and more Identify and create user types, users, and groups Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition is a critical resource for anyone starting a career in IT or anyone new to the Linux operating system.

Paperback: 360 pages

Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (September 15, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 111909206X

ISBN-13: 978-1119092063

Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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I think it was 25 years ago that Linus presented the first version of the kernel. That school project turned into something that none could have imagined: Linux is part of our life. Most of us aren't even aware that the most of the electronic devices we have at home run the Linux kernel, starting with that Android mobile over the desk. Such an important subject obviously results in hundreds, if not thousands!, of books available at any library or book store. Not to mention the free material we can easily find over the Internet. Linux Essentials, whose second edition hit the shelves at the end of 2015, is an introductory text that targets beginners, people interested in getting started with the Linux operating system and its philosophy.Spanning through some 400 pages, which make up the 15 chapters and appendixes, this co-authored title was released just a couple of months ago and, as such, presents the readers with up to date content. At stated above, it targets absolute beginners, people that have never touched Linux and, possibly, any derivative of the good old Unix. It tries to get anyone easily started with the penguin through a very soft presentation of its very basic features.As aforementioned, the book is divided into 15 chapters. These can be roughly split into 3 parts: the first, which includes the first three chapters, is a long talk that introduces Linux: it's history, and its philosophy. Basic concepts, such as what is the kernel or what is a distro, are explained in a very user-friendly way. The reader is really expected to know little or nothing at all about operating systems.

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