Linux Bible, 8th Edition
By Christopher Negus
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 864

Step-by-step tutorial for mastering Linux

Complete guide for becoming a Linux Professional

Build Linux desktop and server skills

Advance to enterprise-level computing

Become a Linux system admin or power user

Your definitive guide to becoming a Linux expert

As a bestselling Linux author and full-time trainer for Red Hat, Christopher Negus has helped thousands of beginning and experienced Linux users become certified professionals. In this full updated edition of the popular Linux Bible, Negus and contributing author Christine Bresnahan give you a thorough Linux tutorial, complete with helpful exercises at the end of each chapter.

This new Linux Bible is a great hands-on tool and reference that will take you from beginner to power user.

If you want to...

  • Learn Linux, but have never used it before
  • Acquire the foundation to become a certified Linux professional
  • Start on a career path that will last for decades
  • Master skills you can use with all Linux distributions

...this is the book for you.

Learn how to:

  • Install, set up, and use powerful Linux systems for desktops and servers
  • Configure the perfect Linux desktop system
  • Perform critical system administration tasks
  • Set up your own print, file, and Web servers
  • Get a stable and secure system using Linux security tools
  • Move into enterprise-level computing

Start with any Linux system and advance to enterprise Linux computing

  • Use your favorite Linux distribution to learn and test your skills with Linux command-line tools
  • Learn professional system administration tasks using Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or other enterprise-ready Linux systems
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Excellent, comprehensive guide

By Jim C

from Leeds, UK

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  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


    Best Uses

    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Linux Bible, 8th Edition:

    This is a large and comprehensive guide the Linux operating system from simple user to administrator.

    I'm fairly new to Linux as a development environment and this goes in to as much detail as I need initially.

    It has to be mentioned that some of the areas covered could have entire books written about them on their own - so their has to be some limit to level of detail a more general book like this can cover - but this is not just some slim volume of stuff you could easily google in half an hour.

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    Everything there is to know about Linux

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    from Cumberland, MD

    About Me Developer, Sys Admin

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    • Accurate
    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written


      Best Uses

      • Intermediate
      • Novice
      • Student

      Comments about oreilly Linux Bible, 8th Edition:

      This book is by far the best I have read about Linux systems. It covers everything you need to know; from basic BASH, to controlling services, user management, and job control.

      If you need an introduction to Linux, or are even moderately familiar with Linux, this book is a good buy.

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