Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (September 15, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
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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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