The Linux Bookshelf

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Started in 1991 by Finnish student Linus Torvalds, Linux is now the most serious challenger to the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • It was the fastest-growing server operating system in 1998, ahead of both NT and UNIX.
  • Intel and Netscape recently invested in Red Hat Software, the largest Linux distributor.
  • It had an estimated 12 million users in 1998.
  • It is backed by Intel, Corel, Oracle, Informix, and others.
Special Edition Using Linux, Fourth Edition

So you're looking to line up with Linux. This book will teach you how to install Red Hat Linux 5.1 on a variety of systems, install and configure Caldera's OpenLinux Lite, and use it to its fullest potential.

The Complete Red Hat Linux 5.2 Operating System Deluxe

This software package includes an early install mode, software RAID support and bug fixes to make 5.1 the most stable version of RHL yet. Also includes the complete electronic versions of Red Hat Linux Unleashed, Special Edition Using Linux, Maximum RPM and Sams Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours.

Linux Unleashed, Third Edition

Practical advice and in-deph coverage of managing file and directory permissions, shell programming, communicating through fax, email, and more, modifying and updating kernels, and overseeing users and resources.

Sams Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours

The comprehensive starter kit that covers all the basics of the Linux operating system, from installation to system administation- to just 24 short lessons. Includes a copy of Linux 5.0.

Linux at Work
by Marcus Goncalves

In Linux at Work, Marcus Goncalves provides a somewhat boosterish but generally level-headed statement of what Linux does and how it fits into the modern, network-centric organization. He covers Linux as a foundation for a variety of server software, compares it to Windows NT, and provides a lengthy directory of Linux resources. While not as fine-grained in detail as some of Goncalves's earlier books, it satisfies a need for a good semi-technical manager's book about this operating system.

This book's primary appeal is its detailed treatment of the business case for Linux, written in terms a manager (even one who is fairly ignorant of technical matters) can understand. Goncalves helps the manager figure out which business processes depend upon server operations, and explains exactly what the administrator does to support these operations. It's the sort of stuff a manager needs to know to make educated decisions about computing strategies and budget requests.

Red Hat LINUX in Samll Business
by Eric Harper

Eric Harper teaches small business users about the new version of Unix.

Linux: Visual QuickPro Guide
by John Levine

Voted Best Operating System of 1996 by InfoWorld magazine, Linux is finally going mainstream. It has a strong core of die-hard fans worldwide and has recently been picked as the system of choice in large corporations and government organizations such as Wells Fargo and the U.S. Postal Service. This free and open system, which puts a stable UNIX environment on PCs and networks, has been hailed as perhaps the only credible challenge to the Windows monopoly.

Linux: Visual QuickPro Guide keeps the visual approach that has won milions of fans for the Visual QuickStart series, but is aimed at intermediate to advanced readers who want to learn Linux without having to wade through 600 pages of dense text. John Levine, bestselling author of books on UNIX and the Internet, brings readers the basics of Linux with clear, jargon-free explanations and instructions, along with plenty of screenshots.

Linux to Go
by Richard Grace

Richard Grace offers tips and tricks for using Apache, HTTP, FTP, Telnet and Linux connectivity with Windows NT.small usiness users about the new version of Unix.

Linux Programming Unleashed
by Kurt Wall

Linux Programming Unleashed is a complete and comprehensive reference for intermediate to advanced Linux developers that covers every possible use of Linux. Topics include: Core Linux Programming; Interprocess Communication; Device Drivers; Development Tools (make, Emacs, diff and patch, etc.); Programming the User Interface; programming (including Motif, Athena, GTK, QT, and more); Scripting; Security; System Programming Using Libraries; Package Management; and Licensing. Linux Programming Unleashed contains hundreds of professional programming techniques and code for many real world applications.

  • Comprehensive, detailed reference written specifically for intermediate-advanced Linux programmers
  • Learn how to program core systems, interprocess communications, user interfaces, device drivers, X windows system, and much more

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