Dec 04, 2022
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
Posted by Brian Ward

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  • Title: How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
  • Author: Brian Ward
  • ISBN: 9781593270353
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
ï How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know ↠ Brian Ward, How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know, Brian Ward, 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 funct

ï How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know ↠ Brian Ward - How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know, 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 a

Christopher

For making a book about Linux only 340 pages long, it s hard to find one this complete and educational Out of the dozens of books I ve bought on Linux, this is the one I keep turning to over and over again.True, with the recent live cd s and other gadgets made for the general public, you may not use some of the things written in this book old utilities, c but it really has everything you should know to maintain and develop on these systems.Especially if you re going to install Linux on some old [...]


Michael Koltsov

This book doesn t claim to cover all Linux features, but definitely it covers some of the most important ones.It s easy to read, though it encompasses lots of useful information I wish my first Linux book was like that.The only complaint I had with it was that though its second edition has been recently issued and it wasn t strictly specified on which Linux distribution should I run some of the commands from the book I wasn t able to try some of them due to that there were no such packages in th [...]


Laura Stone

I ve been reading quite a few books on Linux recently, and this one has been the most comprehensive and technical It was actually a bit of a challenge for me to get through, and I took a lot of notes The author does not always articulate himself as clearly as I would like, but it covered a lot of concepts relevant to the LPIC 1 exam including the boot process, bash scripting, libraries, managing files, etc plus , and did so in far greater depth than a lot of the other material I ve been using I [...]


AJ

I absolutely love this book.


Jascha

Another great title published by No Starch Press If you are a Linux power user, Brian definitely knows how to properly feed your desire to know about what s happening under the hood, without getting into the details of titles such as The Linux Programming Interface or Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment Easy to read and follow, it s a long long talk about many of the topics that make Linux what it is today.I don t remember a single tech book published by No Starch Press that did not de [...]


Miguel

Absolutely the best Linux book I ve read A good mix of practical and theoretical content really lives up to the title What every superuser should know I ve been using Linux for quite some time but there are a few things I never quite understood but the book really helped me learn it and manipulate it like an expert I will say I recommend, anyone reading have at least an intermediate level understanding of Linux If you re a beginner I would say try another book and come back to this once you ve c [...]


Daniel Q

Good book, but not as good or complete as the blurb suggests It does cover a lot of ground, but most of the time it is superficial A few times it looked like it drifted away from the subject when it was getting really interesting The real world examples are few and not very helpful.


Tassos

A good book, neither too advanced nor too basic However, even thought I m not a super advanced Linux user myself, there are not so many things that this book had to offer One thing I certainly missed was complete examples of commands and hands on tasks for the reader.


Farid Samadov

Book could look boring for advanced users, but nevertheless, there s always something new.


Dan Watts

Linux is such a vast and ever changing topic that it seems ill advised to learn it from a book Indeed, the majority of Linux books from large publishers are at least 10 years old, as most have given up on the idea This is one of the few recent publications the 2nd edition was a little over 3 years old at the time I started reading it and at this point its contents are not too dated I use Linux almost every day, having learned it mostly from web based articles I started the book with the intentio [...]


Patrick Coakley

I think this is a decent book for getting to know a lot about Linux in a short amount of time, but I felt it was very much a mile wide and an inch deep approach Much of the content is skippable for experienced users, but it s an easy read and think it s worth a recommendation for newer Linux users out there who want to know a bit without getting mired in the details Based on the description I expected , but I enjoyed it well enough.


Povilas Balciunas

When I picked up this book, my girlfriend surprisingly asked me you don t know how linux works Unfortunately, although I have been using Linux full time for the past 5 years, there are many things I still do not understand.But this book helped me fill a lot of gaps init system, d bus, shell scripting, autotools, etc.It briefly describes how linux systems actually work before diving deeper I d say this book should be one of the very first books to read about linux.


Tyler Upton

gives a solid overview of Linux used this to fill in any gaps of my self taught knowledge definitely helped.


Justy

I frequently use Linux for development deployments but considering I learned most of that by doing I wanted to fill in my gaps with a general Linux book First off, this book isn t for beginners, you have to have a tech background in order to get through it I would suggest having taken an undergrad level operating systems knowledge before starting It would also be nice to have some networking background, you don t really need to know much about programming though The first half is pretty great, I [...]


Joshua Goller

Whew This is a pretty huge book or at least it felt like one It s about 350 pages of solid, high signal Linux how to information, starting with basic use and moving to advanced topics like the kernel, init processes, networking, display servers, etc It s probably not a good book to read if you haven t been working with Linux for a while first, but it s definitely something you want to read to make sure you cover things you may have missed my impression is that the average Linux user starts out [...]


Anton Petkov

I bought the paperback copy of the the second edition of How Linux Works and read it with pleasure while commuting.I read the book while attending the Operating Systems and Computer Networks courses in the university where I studied and practiced almost everything covered in the book.I have a few pages left to read, but i can say with confidence that this is one of the most useful books i have ever read as a beginner I like the fact that the book covers so many topics and it gives you a very goo [...]


Jeff

A great overview of Linux in simple terms and examples Many books about Linux are for system administrators This book is for those seeking an understanding off the major components of a Linux system and how they interact It instructs on how to investigate and test a system running Linux as its operating system I felt the book spent just the right amount of time on each topic I will likely refer to this book many times.


Evgeny Rusak

The purpose of this book is to provide insightful generic overview of the internals and main components of the Linux systems There are some parts like init process for example that must deviate from generic way in favor of specific OS distribution way of doing things And in that situation author does the best in providing brief description and explains what differs and what is in common to provide the coherent knowledge knot Thxz


Josh

Went through this over a couple of days at a new job where I ll need to be a bit competent with Linux I m not exactly a newbie but nowhere near an expert, so I think I picked this up at the right time It s a great overview and answered a lot of questions I d developed Also very well organized, and a good mix of depth and breadth Makes it easy to skim through things you re already comfortable with or areas that seem out of scope for what you need to do.


Anton Antonov

Whether you re a enthusiast, student, employed software developer or sys admin this book will do you good As a software developer, I loved the shell scripting and networking chapters I learnt a lot in a well organized way and know what else to read, since through the chapters, you ll find a lot of paragraphs where the author recommends books that will help you learn about the topic s.Full review blogndbg review how lin


Jelmer De reus

I already knew this Kidding I m glad I could use this resource for deeper understanding of a few fundamental building blocks and I ve used it to give background information in a course on Linux Administration Together with an implementation specific book Ubuntu Unleashed or RHCE books you can get a good picture of how it works


Antonios Hadjigeorgalis

I ve been using Linux daily since 2012 and I ve frequently peeked under the hood Reading through this book filled in some missing details that I had never uncovered I highly suggest this to any newbies or people like me that have been using Linux but have never had a thorough run thru of all the bits and pieces.


Aaron Roberts

A must read for developers using or building Linux systemsI have been using Linux professionally and as a hobbiest for several years I did not realize how little I actually knew or did not actually understand about Linux until I read this book.


Eugene Popovych

More a bunch of manuals and howtos than a detailed book about Linux internals Could be interesting as a reference or investigation guide for different Linux components for somebody Not for me though.


Alec Justice

A thorough beginner intermediate level introduction to the basic functions of Linux A lot of this is to satisfy curiosity rather than prove practical, but it is otherwise the most definitive book on Linux working I have found.


Alex Kitchens

This book is a great introduction to understanding the insides of Linux While it s dated written in 2005 , I learned enough to get a grasp of the Linux structure Part of me wishes I had waited until November to read the new edition Great book.


Hussain

It s is a very good book and I recommend it for anyone who wants to know about linux inner workings, But I have to say that it was a Very Very Boring book and some subjects were a little difficult to understand.


What Man

Good concise introduction to the GNU Linux operating system Worth the read and really helps you understand the history behind why things are done a certain way in the Linux world while not abandoning the newer things like Systemd.


Henrik Lindblom

Nice general overview.


Volodymyr

More not a how Linux works , but of general introduction into it by the way covering and explaining its internal workings to some extent



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