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See below for a selection of the latest books from Linux category. Presented with a red border are the Linux books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Linux books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Linux Desk Reference

Linux Desk Reference

Author: Scott Hawkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2001

This handy 6 x9 Linux desk reference packs information about every command Linux users will need -- organized for maximum value and convenience. In this brand-new Second Edition, Scott Hawkins has refreshed entries throughout, and added four new chapters -- including all-new coverage of the tc shell, Emacs editor, and Apache Web server. Unlike some Linux references, Linux Desk Reference is organized by function, so new Linux users can find what they're looking for fast -- and a great roadmap-style alphabetical reference gets experts the information they need just as quickly. The book's coverage is exceptionally broad, ranging from files, processes, I/O, and user accounts through networking, security, and Windows connectivity. Every chapter begins with a brief discussion of relevant terms and concepts, followed by a brief summary of all relevant commands, a list of related files, and then a complete listing of the commands, complete with options and examples. This is the only Linux reference that contains real-world examples for every command; in many cases, it even provides diagrams and sample output. For all Linux users who need a quality, complete Linux reference -- including beginners, power users, developers, and sysadmins.

Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning

Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning

Author: Jason R. Fink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2001

Covering topics from analysis tools to kernel tuning, to capacity management, this book offers a single point of reference for what you need to know. Anyone who has ever had to speed existing operations or project usage patterns for future loads, knows that tracking down the relevant information can be a difficult task. That's why this book has been written-it pulls together all of this knowledge, saving countless hours of what might otherwise be wasted research time.

Advanced Linux Programming

Advanced Linux Programming

Author: CodeSourcery, Mark L. Mitchell, Alex Samuel, Jeffrey Oldham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2001

Advanced Linux Programming is divided into two parts. The first covers generic UNIX system services, but with a particular eye towards Linux specific information. This portion of the book will be of use even to advanced programmers who have worked with other Linux systems since it will cover Linux specific details and differences. For programmers without UNIX experience, it will be even more valuable. The second section covers material that is entirely Linux specific. These are truly advanced topics, and are the techniques that the gurus use to build great applications. While this book will focus mostly on the Application Programming Interface (API) provided by the Linux kernel and the C library, a preliminary introduction to the development tools available will allow all who purchase the book to make immediate use of Linux.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Eric S. Raymond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2001

Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development is being embraced and studied by many of the biggest players in the high-tech industry, from Sun Microsystems to IBM to Intel. The Cathedral & the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come. According to Bob Young, This is Eric Raymond's great contribution to the success of the open source revolution, to the adoption of Linux-based operating systems, and to the success of open source users and the companies that supply them. The interest in open source software development has grown enormously in the past year. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material on open source developments in 1999 and 2000. Raymond's clear and effective writing style accurately describing the benefits of open source software has been key to its success. With major vendors creating acceptance for open source within companies, independent vendors will become the open source story in 2001.

Operating Systems with Linux

Operating Systems with Linux

Author: John O'Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2001

Operating Systems is aimed at students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly those taking a module in a specialist computer systems or computer science course. It takes a new approach to operating systems, integrating three fundamental elements into one convenient and comprehensive text: * It presents the basic theory of operating system design and implementation in depth * It uses Linux as a running example throughout the text to expose students to the internals of operating systems * It gives a practical introduction to systems programming using the POSIX interface Currently, such material has usually to be drawn from a variety of textbooks so Operating Systems provides a valuable resource for student and lecturer alike. The book aims to give the student a thorough knowledge of how operating systems work, and how they are implemented in practice. It develops a robust understanding of the concepts and building blocks which, although grounded in Linux, provide experience which will be transferable to other systems that the student will meet. Each chapter has a set of discussion questions and suggested reading to further stimulate thought. Whilst primarily written for the academic student, the material will also be of interest to users of Linux in the professional field who wish to increase their knowledge. John O'Gorman is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. He has previously published a textbook on operating systems within the Palgrave Grassroots series. The Cornerstones of Computing series is dedicated to providing readers with rigorous and challenging texts that cover the breadth of computing science. The books published in this auspicious series are written by leading experts, reviewed by their peers, and offer a quality of text unsurpassed in today's market. Series Editors * Professor Richard Bird is Director of the Computing Laboratory and head of the Programming Research Group at Oxford University. He is also the author of several successful books, including the best-selling Introduction to Functional Programming ( Prentice Hall ) * Professor Tony Hoare was formerly at Oxford and is now working at the Microsoft European Research HQ in Cambridge. He is the author of several textbooks, including Communicating Sequential Processes ( Prentice Hall )

Linux Programming For Dummies

Linux Programming For Dummies

Author: Jim Keogh, Francis Litterio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2000

Linux(r) Programming For Dummies(r) is the fast and easy way to get up-to speed on designing, developing, and debugging programs on the Linux platform. For a sample from the book go to: www.dummies.com/extras/linuxprog.html

Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide

Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

Essential Skills for First-Time Programmers!Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide explains how to program the BASH and TCSH shellsn and handle Gnome and KDE GUI programming. You'll also learn Perl, Tcl/Tk, and Gawk programming fundamentals.

Get Linux Certified and Get Ahead

Get Linux Certified and Get Ahead

Author: Anne Martinez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1999

This is a guide to understanding earning potential, and benefiting from Linux-related certifications. It features: a discussion of opportunities for Linux certified professionals; job market and financial benefits; and inside perspectives from certified professionals.

Linux - Unleashing the Workstation in Your PC

Linux - Unleashing the Workstation in Your PC

Author: J. Gulbins, Stefan Strobel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1997

This book introduces the concepts and features of Linux. It describes the features and services of the Internet which have been instrumental in the rapid development and wide distribution of Linux and focuses on the graphical interface, network capability, and extended tools of Linux. It also gives an overview of the wide range of freeware applications available for Linux. Now completely revised and expanded to help the reader take full advantage of the high-performance of Linux 2.0, this third edition lists all of the currently supported hardware; provides the latest information on Linux as client/server; explains the newest applications including StarOffice 3.1, new graphics tools (including GIMP), Xemacs, and LyX; and presents the most up to date information on security and cryptography. Plus, there is a new UNIX command reference with entries grouped by purpose, as well as a new section on how to deal with errors. All in all, the most up-to-date information on Linux available!