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ISBN-13: 978-1118844359 ISBN-10: 1118844351 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (July 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118844351
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118844359
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

8 BOOKS IN 1

  • Getting Started with Linux
  • Linux Desktops
  • Networking
  • The Internet
  • Administration
  • Security
  • Scripting
  • Linux Certification

Get up and running with the popular Linux operatingsystem

Are you a Linux user looking to take your skills to the nextlevel? Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Editionis the ideal, user-friendly resource for anyone looking to getfamiliar with Linux, and includes a test-prep section for thosestudying to pass the Level-1 Linux certification. Everything youneed is right here at your fingertips!

  • Boot up with the basics — find out how to successfullyinstall, troubleshoot, and configure Linux distros
  • Keep it secure — get a high-level view of how to usesecurity to keep your overall framework protected
  • Get connected — discover how to connect your Linux systemto the Internet, whether you have a DSL or cable modem
  • Know the GNOME (and more) — learn all about desktops,including GNOME’s common features, GNOME panels, Unity, andCinnamon
  • Be a programming pro — start programming in Linux, writeshell scripts, edit text in vi, and become a champion ofprogramming in C

Open the book and find:

  • An easy-to-understand introduction to Linux
  • How to install and configure peripherals
  • Ways to work with the shell and try out basic commands
  • Helpful screenshots and plain-English descriptions
  • How to set up Ethernet networking on your Linux system
  • The latest on virtual machines
  • A primer on TCP/IP
  • Working with files, folders, and permissions

About the Author

Emmett Dulaney has authored over thirty books, including the CompTIA Security+ Guide, 3rd Edition. He is the former Director of Training for Mercury Technical Solutions, and is currently an instructor at Anderson University.


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Emmett Dulaney has written over 30 books on Windows, Security, IT project management, and UNIX, and is the certification columnist for CertCities.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By David Horton on July 27, 2014
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I was excited for the publication of this book. I have been an off-and-on Linux user since 2008, and seeing a reasonably-priced Dummies book published within the last few weeks that appeared to cover some more advanced aspects of the Linux system made my heart sing with joy.

This book, however, is massively out of date, and appears to have been sloppily edited. I'm only a few chapters in and here are a few of the things that I noticed right out of the box:
> Dulaney (author) recommends purchasing commercial software on your Windows computer in order to partition your hard drive, or using the "QTParted" (long-since renamed to the "KDE Partition Manager"; "GParted" is the one that 99% of distros has come with since 2009) available on the "few distributions available with a live CD" (EVERY single major distribution has a live CD). This is also ludicrous since the installer for EVERY SINGLE MAJOR LINUX DISTRIBUTION contains a partition manager that will set up the partitions for you - and does a good job. In fact, almost every major distribution has had an easy-to-use (not to mention, free) partition manager built into their installers since before 2008 - how out-of-date is this book?
> Dulaney doesn't even mention Linux Mint, the most popular distribution of Linux. Seriously?
> Dulaney says that Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop, which it hasn't since 2009.
> Dulaney talks about the limited "online support" available for most mainstream distros. One has to assume he's referring to the online documentation pages, since every major distribution has a well-maintained support site (such as askubuntu.com) which he fails to point out to his readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eva on December 30, 2014
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If you want to know Linux architecture and history, fine. If you're looking to actually learn how to use it, don't bother. Worst For Dummies book I've ever purchased. Already turned it in as a used book at the local used bookseller for credit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GregoryII on October 15, 2014
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I'm a beginner to Linux, and this book is very easy to understand. There maybe some things in this book that could be out of date. But for me it isn't a big deal, because your still getting the gist of it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gene Coccozza on January 4, 2015
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Received the book promptly. No muss, no fuss.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zenon Ayala on December 5, 2014
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Decent book -decent price
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