How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

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How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether they maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator’s point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both “how” to administer Linux, and “why” each particular technique works, so that you will know how to make Linux work for you.

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Let's Compare Options Preptorial says:

An Absolute MUST for Pen Testers and Hackers I’ve read reviews all over the web of Brian’s new edition, and I’m frankly confused. The range of opinions go from “This is very basic, don’t bother if you’re advanced” to “Don’t bother if you’re a beginner, way too much detail on the inner workings than you need.” 3 bears? Just right for… who? Part of the problem might be the subtitle: “What every superuser should know.” In Brian’s usual dry sense of humor, this refers to the $ vs. # prompt difference between user and “superuser” (kernel…

Todds Books says:

The most used book on your Linux bookshelf Content is exactly what I wanted, an explanation rather than a compendium. Ward shows the forest through the trees. Regardless of content, this is a literary masterpiece. Ward knows when to use an explanation and when to use an example and achieves a perfect mix and balance of the two. Examples are concise and to the point. Great editing. Every word and phrase are exactly right. Essentially no redundancy and yet very few forward references. The style is easy reading but not superfluously…

Anonymous says:

Let’s face it, if you are mostly a casual computer user doing email and surfing the web, then what operating system you are using is going to matter very little. Linux desktop, MS Windows, Max OS X, and Android are all going to do those tasks pretty much in the same way, and you may not really care about what’s under the hood. You can go years using Linux and never see the command line. On the other hand, if you are a technoid as I am, then you are going to be curious about how your operating…


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