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Linux Bible Paperback – September 11, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1118218549 ISBN-10: 111821854X Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 8 edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111821854X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118218549
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Step-by-step tutorial for mastering Linux

Complete guide for becoming a Linux Professional

Build Linux desktop and server skills

Advance to enterprise-level computing

Become a Linux system admin or power user

Your definitive guide to becoming a Linux expert

As a bestselling Linux author and full-time trainer for Red Hat, Christopher Negus has helped thousands of beginning and experienced Linux users become certified professionals. In this full updated edition of the popular Linux Bible, Negus and contributing author Christine Bresnahan give you a thorough Linux tutorial, complete with helpful exercises at the end of each chapter.

This new Linux Bible is a great hands-on tool and reference that will take you from beginner to power user.

If you want to...

  • Learn Linux, but have never used it before
  • Acquire the foundation to become a certified Linux professional
  • Start on a career path that will last for decades
  • Master skills you can use with all Linux distributions

...this is the book for you.

Learn how to:

  • Install, set up, and use powerful Linux systems for desktops and servers
  • Configure the perfect Linux desktop system
  • Perform critical system administration tasks
  • Set up your own print, file, and Web servers
  • Get a stable and secure system using Linux security tools
  • Move into enterprise-level computing

Start with any Linux system and advance to enterprise Linux computing

  • Use your favorite Linux distribution to learn and test your skills with Linux command-line tools
  • Learn professional system administration tasks using Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or other enterprise-ready Linux systems

About the Author

Chris Negus is an instructor for Red Hat, Inc. and the author of dozens of Linux and UNIX books, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), CentOS Bible, Fedora Bible, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. Christine Bresnahan has over 25 years' experience as a system administrator. She is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching Linux system administration, Linux security, and Windows security classes. She co-authored the Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 2nd Edition.

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If your starting out, this will really help get you going.
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Whether you are a new to Linux or a seasoned user, this is a great reference manual.
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The book contains clearly written examples & explanations.
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The first couple chapters are, what is linux, what are the different distro's and desktop environments. (GNOME/KDE/UNITY, etc)
All of these I already knew, but if you are new to Linux, they give you a good idea of how it is different. Then it goes into power user, bash scripting/terminal use, then systems network admin topics are covered. If you are 100% new to Linux than this book will be over your head past the second or third chapter. You will basic Shell scripting, editors such as Vi, setting up Red Hat/CentOS server's and securing them with SELinux. (Secure Linux) The Scripting, Secure Linux, and setup of servers on Red Hat directly link to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification exams. This is great, but should have been more clear on the name of the book. If you want a more general Linux book, look for Linux Fundamentals, I also have that and it not distro specific.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By s1r_70nk on April 24, 2013
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I recently took a Linux class and bought this book as an aid for the class. I've bought many of the bible books from Wiley & Sons and felt like this was my best option to learn Linux. The book starts off with some basic history of Linux and where you can go to and download versions of the Linux Operating System to use. I recommend doing this. The best way to learn from this book is to have the OS running as you read so you can follow long with the examples. For example, in chapter 2 you will learn where to download the OS and how to go about installing it on your computer. There where many examples in the book on how to go about doing this. Personally, I keep the OS installed on my flash drive. This way if I mess up the OS all I have to do is reboot from the flash drive and a my mistakes are erased.

Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to get in to Linux, studying Linux, or if you just need reference material.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Cheek on January 16, 2014
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Let me start off by saying I am not an IT pro.
Im a 18 years + designer with a lot of IT know how.

With that said, this is bang on publishing, proper tech knowledge in print. More and more technical demands are being placed on the artist and designer, 'knowing' will put you ahead of your peers.

Took me from a designer with a lot of IT knowledge to mastering CentOS and RH.
Add that to the bag of skills, and professionally, now I know what the hell I'm talking about.

It is not all encompassing, for instance, if you want to use PureFTPD instead of VSFTPD then this book won't help you. Stick to the 'standard' packages and you will be fine.

This will get you to the level you need to be at so you can take on more advanced, lesser known information. There are many pockets of knowledge out there that will allow greater capabilities and security...But you have to have a foundation and this book provides that.

The #1 rule with this book is use it with your system.... you can't learn properly without real life, situational practice.

Never stop learning....
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By RJ_PC_GAMER on January 13, 2014
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This book was given to me as a gift. It is an excellent source of info if you are using Red Hat Enterprise Server or one of it's derivatives like CentOS or Oracle Linux. I give it four stars because I don't think that Fedora is a good distro for people that are new to Linux to learn on. I have attempted to use Fedora in the past and I have had to many problems with it. This is not surprising since it is an ongoing beta project anyways. I won't get into details. You only needed Fedora for the GUI stuff in the book. So, no big deal really. The info being taught in the book (GUI included) is still excellent. My personal experience with Linux have caused me to decide that Red Hat and it's derivatives are the best Linux Servers. For the desktop I think that Debian/Ubuntu and their derivatives make the best Linux desktop distro's. Debian is pretty different from Red Hat and if you are serious about Linux, you will really need to know both. I would recommend this book to anybody with no previous Linux experience that wants to learn Red Hat Enterprise server administration. If you are interested in Desktop Ubuntu/Mint, etc. you might wanna look elsewhere. That's just my feelings about that though.

One more thing. I have the Kindle version of this book. This has worked well for me since I am running my Linux distros in VMWare Player. I can have them both up next to each other side by side as I study.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Alex on January 19, 2014
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I am using this book as a supplement to another book that I am using to study for the RHCSA/RHCE. I'm only 130+ pages into this & I'm glad I purchased it. This book takes you from scratch, assuming you know nothing about Linux, and takes you all the way through RHCE knowledge. The author is RHCE certified & used to administer RHCE exams; he also teaches RHCE courses.

The book contains clearly written examples & explanations. The sequence of material is very well chosen & you get an intuitive understanding of Linux. (I have skimmed ahead.) The biggest advantage to this book over other Linux books is that the Chris Negus has a teaching background & so his explanations & overall presentation feels more flowing & intuitive than what you'll see in other books. I chose this book over another Linux book for that reason.
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