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Foundations of CentOS Linux: Enterprise Linux On the Cheap (Books for Professionals by Professionals) Paperback – November 18, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1430219644 ISBN-10: 1430219645 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Books for Professionals by Professionals
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (November 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430219645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430219644
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chivas Sicam occasionally works as an IT instructor and consultant. Prior to his hiatus from working full-time, he indulged himself as one of the system administrators in the engineering team of Defender Technologies Group. Chivas takes pride in being part of DOST-ASTI (Advanced Science and Technology Institute) on Bayanihan Linux. His team advocated the use of open source software for the computing needs of government agencies, schools, and small and medium-size enterprises in the Philippines. He enjoys technology, road trips, and keeping up to date on news of the Utah Jazz.

Ryan Baclit is a Linux and web programming instructor at the Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology in Manila. He used to administer open source databases and networks in a previous life, before he discovered that those who can do, teach. He holds an Red Hat Certified Engineer certification and a degree in computer science from De La Salle University in Manila.

Hailing from the U.K., Peter Membrey has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his master's degree.

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Peter Membrey is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional who holds a masters degree in IT specialising in Information Security. He is the youngest person to have passed the RHCE (which he did when he was 17) and had the honour of working for and with Red Hat for many years. He is currently studying for a PhD in Software Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife Sarah and son Kaydyn and is still desperately trying (and still failing) to come to grips with the various Chinese languages.

His personal site is at http://peter.membrey.hk

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Gilmore on May 8, 2012
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This book brings together various key topics of CentOS server administration into one easy to read, easy to understand guide that new Administrators to Linux/CentOS will find most useful. Although a CentOS 5 installation is assumed and initial chapters do use CentOS 5 screenshots to aid understanding, I would nonetheless very much recommend the text for CentOS 6 users. The authors in many cases define the text mode configuration tool counterparts that can be used with text-based utilities such as Bash.

The first 6 or so chapters are very much focused on getting a stand-alone CentOS machine up and running. New users to CentOS should encounter little to no difficulties as the explanations are clear, easy to read with CentOS 5 screenshots to guide one successfully over topics such as Bash, Client-Host Configuration, User Management, X Window System etc. etc.. For example, the first half of User Management shows how to manage users and groups via the graphical interface while the second half shows one how to implement the exact same information via the command line ( useradd, userdel ).

The middle portion of the book, chapters 10 to 15, I found most applicable to a production environment. There is of course the mandatory material on File Sharing, Mail and DNS Servers, Security and Package Management but there are also two fabulous chapters on Open Source Databases and Web Services. They discuss how to setup, configure and use PostgreSQL and MySQL. In addition the Apache webserver, virtual host configuration and adding PHP to Apache are beautifully presented. Very, very informative I must say.

The last few chapters finish with Enterprise features and functionality. Interested in compiling your own kernel.
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Very resourceful agnd good for beginers to work towards more sophistication of the OS. I am glad to have Foundation.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carl on November 27, 2012
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The basics of CentOS linux written in a language that only people who already understand linux would understand. Its also out of date, focussing on CentOS 5
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Dilworth on December 3, 2010
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I would recommend this book one of the few that are not too simplistic
Many great examples without being too verbose
Matches well to RHCE Curriculum too.

Excellent book!
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Cheathem on February 2, 2012
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I purchased this book as a reference. I have CentOS 6.2 and it is about CentOS 5. It is just a way to see the progress and changes made in CentOS.
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