Your all-in-one guide for Linux!

Linux The Comprehensive Guide

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1178 pages, , Print edition paperback
ISBN 978-1-4932-2499-9
1178 pages,
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2500-2
1178 pages, , Print edition paperback
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2501-9
Beginner or expert, professional or hobbyist, this is the Linux guide you need! Install Linux and walk through the basics: working in the terminal, handling files and directories, using Bash, and more. Then get into the nitty-gritty details of configuring your system and server, from compiling kernel modules to using tools like Apache, Postfix, and Samba. With information on backups, firewalls, virtualization, and more, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Linux!
  • Your complete, cross-distribution, professional guide to Linux, for beginners and advanced users
  • Get detailed instructions for installation, configuration, and administration, on both desktop and server
  • Set up security, virtualization, and more
About the Book About the E-book 1178 pages, paperback, 1.97 in. Reference book format 7 x 10 in. Printed black and white on 50# offset paper from sustainable sources. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (25 MB) and EPUB (14 MB) files for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you'll learn about:

  1. The Basics

    Get to know the common distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and RHEL so that you can configure your system the way you want it. Walk through your first steps in Linux and get comfortable using desktop environments such as KDE and GNOME.

  2. Server and Desktop Linus Systems

    Whether you want to use Linux on your workstation or are looking for a streamlined system for server use, this is your step-by-step guide! Learn about shells such as Bash or Zsh and access cloud systems with SSH and strong two-factor authentication.

  3. Security and Virtualization

    Implement Linux kernel security modules like SELinux and AppArmor, create backups, and configure firewalls. For virtualization, pair QEMU with KVM to run your virtual machine or install VirtualBox.

Highlights include:

  • Installation
  • GNOME and KDE
  • Bash, Vim, and Emacs
  • Network configuration
  • Software and package management
  • Administration
  • Kernel modules
  • Apache
  • Postfix and Dovecot
  • Samba
  • Security
  • Virtualization

Dr. Michael Kofler is a programmer and Linux administrator. He studied electrical engineering/telematics at Graz University of Technology.

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