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Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she coauthored Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.
Stephen Figgins honed many of his computer skills while working as O'Reilly's book answer guy. A life long learner with many interests, Stephen draws on many resources to make difficult topics understandable and accessible.
Now living in Lawrence, Kansas, he administrates Linux servers for Sunflower Broadband, a cable company. When not found working with computers, writing, or spending time with his family, you will likely find him outdoors. Stephen teaches wilderness awareness and living skills.
Robert Love has been a Linux user and hacker since the early days. He is active in--and passionate about--the Linux kernel and GNOME desktop communities. His recent contributions to the Linux kernel include work on the kernel event layer and inotify. GNOME-related contributions include Beagle, GNOME Volume Manager, NetworkManager, and Project Utopia. Currently, Robert works in the Open Source Program Office at Google.
Robert is the author of Linux Kernel Development (SAMS 2005) and the co-author of Linux in a Nutshell (2006 O'Reilly). He is also a Contributing Editor at Linux Journal. He is currently working on a new work for O'Reilly that will be the greatest book ever written, give or take. Robert holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Florida. A proud Gator, Robert was born in South Florida but currently calls home Cambridge, MA.
Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
This was recommended by an instructor in a class I was taking. He said this is the best reference book I could get. I have to agree.Published 7 months ago by Tarmangani
I love this book. It's not exactly a cover to cover reading material as much as a full blown quick reference manual that everyone should have next to their PC.Published 13 months ago by Domel
I actually bought this for my son, who has recently become interested in Linux. I have owned a copy for several years. Read morePublished 14 months ago by douguser
This is, well, everything. It contains virtually every command worth knowing for the Linux operating system. It is generally not a book of instructions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Silas Pitch
Very informative and detailed book about Linux. The book was very helpful as I transitioned from Solaris Unix to Red Hat/Debian Linux.Published 20 months ago by Rob Pegram
Mostly a collection of man page information, Title is misleading - Should be Linux Commands in a nutshell. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Dennis Mathews
While the book has some utility as a reference, it is not well organized. Frequently a chapter or topic starts out in the worst possible way, which is to fog things up by... Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by D. R. Martz