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  • ISBN-10: 1118106792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106792
  • Copyright: April 3, 2012
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Pages: 368
  • Edition: 1st

A unique, full-color introduction to Linux fundamentals Serving as a low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, Linux is a UNIX-based, open source operating system. Full-color and concise, this beginner's guide takes a learning-by-doing approach to understanding the essentials of Linux. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what you will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts that leads you right into hands-on tutorials. Chapters conclude with additional exercises and review questions, allowing you to reinforce and measure your understanding.* Offers a hands-on approach to acquiring a foundation of Linux skills, aiming to ensure Linux beginners gain a solid understanding* Uses the leading Linux distribution Fedora to demonstrate tutorials and examples* Addresses Linux installation, desktop configuration, management of files and filesystems, remote administration, security, and more This book is essential reading for anyone entering the world of Linux!

Learn these Linux essentials—and more:
  • Discovering where Linux fits into the OS world
  • Managing hardware in Linux
  • Using Bash, the Linux command line
  • Using file management tools and commands
  • Installing and controlling programs
  • Finding and archiving data on your computer
  • Editing text files with common Linux editors
  • Automating tasks with the help of scripts
  • Managing accounts and groups
  • Setting file ownership and permissions
Manage your computer's users and groups.

Configure your network connections.

This striking Essentials book maximizes skill acquisition and knowledge retention with:
  • Chapter-opening learning topics
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Chapter review questions
About the Author
Roderick W. Smith, Linux+, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, is a recognized Linux open source programmer and networking expert. He is the author of over a dozen books on open source technologies. His books include CompTIA Linux+ Complete Study Guide; LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition; LPIC-2: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide, and Linux Administrator Street Smarts, all from Sybex.

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Communication August 4, 2015
Reviewer: Adam Sebolka from Luzerne, PA United States  
Ordered a book, wasn't shipped when it was suppose to be, tracking was wrong. Finally someone found it and got it 2 days later

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linux essentials November 2, 2013
Reviewer: F.Larocca from Mission Viejo, CA United States  
Great book. Easy reading for those who are taking their first steps into the world of Linux.

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LPI Essentials by Roderick Smith August 28, 2013
Reviewer: PF from Battle Creek, MI United States  
I used the Sybex LPIC-1 book by Roderick Smith to pass the exam.  This book is equally useful.

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excellent June 16, 2013
Reviewer: Vasili Wylie from Houston , TX United States  
easy to navigate

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