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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: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover


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

Get up and running with the popular Linux operating system

Are you a Linux user looking to take your skills to the next level? Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition is the ideal, user-friendly resource for anyone looking to get familiar with Linux, and includes a test-prep section for those studying to pass the Level-1 Linux certification. Everything you need is right here at your fingertips!

  • Boot up with the basics — find out how to successfully install, troubleshoot, and configure Linux distros
  • Keep it secure — get a high-level view of how to use security to keep your overall framework protected
  • Get connected — discover how to connect your Linux system to 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, and Cinnamon
  • Be a programming pro — start programming in Linux, write shell scripts, edit text in vi, and become a champion of programming 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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32 of 32 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 which he fails to point out to his readers.
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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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