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Linux Bible

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More than 50 percent new and revised content for today's Linux environment gets you up and running in no time! Linux continues to be an excellent, low-cost alternative to expensive operating systems. Whether you're new to Linux or need a reliable update and reference, this is an excellent resource. Veteran bestselling author Christopher Negus provides a complete tutorial p ...more
Paperback, 8th edition, 864 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2005)
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Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Technically I'm still reading this and probably will be for the next year, but I wanted to give it a review for anyone who is thinking about buying this book! It's definitely worth it and it's very informative and helpful. ...more
Paul Drinnon
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
great book:
1. easy to read
2. concisely organized
3. great reference (I will be referencing this book for several years)
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Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: linux, coding
This book makes it the best way to learn Linux! This book, Linux Bible may be huge, but honestly, anything that is considered a bible, will not disappoint you. Especially if it's for those who are starting out and want to get a start by using Linux as an OS. Of course, it's not just for beginners, but everyone at any level. It's mainly made of the new and updated info, which even a normal Linux user may find in handy, as well as those who want a clearer view about a certain task that can't be fo ...more
Joseph Syverson
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read the 8th Edition of this book. It is often mentioned in the same breath as the "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook", but I think they're quite different.

This book is a sequence of tutorials from beginner to advanced in that order. It's a guide to using the operating system effectively. The "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook" is, like the title states, a handbook. It organizes by topic and presents in very dry and sparse way.

If you want to learn how to use Linux, I re
Varun Pant
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book for users new to Linux. Concepts are explained simply with examples. However, even though I always prefer a book on paper, it would be better if you could sit at a terminal along with this book, so a digital copy would be better in this case. Another resource I would recommend is the Arch Linux Wiki which is an open source free resource and constantly updated. I would like to thank all those Linux users who take the time to make comprehensive guides and make it available to the averag ...more
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: programming
Great introduction into mastering the linux system, or in my case the Mac command line. I was familiar with a lot of the commands that this book goes over, chmod, alias, sudo, etc. but I didn't really understand what they were doing. This book gives a much deeper understanding of exactly what is going on in the system. From breaking down the file structure to helping you write your own shell commands this book makes it all relatively simple and straight forward. ...more
Keyvan Bashash
A good reference for starting Linux and master it. This book has an easy to understand explanation with many examples, though it is based on RedHat Linux, the later version is more general on linux distributions.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
glancing through this book gives an impression of outdated reference, however the author has supreme way of sorting out topics and command syntax, way to go Christopher (thumps up)
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
New to linux! Read it thoroughly at least once.
Morgan Simonsen
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Comprehensive book for beginners.
Saleh Rahimzadeh
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great Linux book.
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Actually took me a year and a half to finish this book but I am finally a Linux expert
Richard Huang
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very handy book for learning about linux based operating systems. It goes from basic and general descriptions to very detailed explanations and guides. It's very handy as a reference book and is well organized. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about linux. ...more
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very much focused on Red Hat with secondary mention of Ubuntu. Even being a Ubuntu user/admin, I found it moderately useful but mostly as an intro to Red Hat/CentOS.
Overall it's a good place to start for beginners, I wish I'd read it a few years ago.
Marco Bitetto
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book definitely is a no holds barred look into the inner workings of the first most popular
operating system for server and web based interactions of networks of computers.
Delhi Irc
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Focused in RHL, is still a good entry point to linux and a good reference.
Michael Short
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is something I will keep on my desk permanently for reference.
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