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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Linux

This book was written to help a new Linux administrator learn how to do all the various administration tasks in the Linux operating system. It is also a good resource for a current network administrator who may find some gaps in his or her knowledge and wish to fill those in. However, it is not really a “teach yourself Linux” book for the complete Linux novice. We’re assuming that you have a basic understanding of Linux. You don’t have to be a top-notch, experienced professional—in fact, you don’t have to have any professional experience with Linux at all, just a basic working knowledge—the type of experience an end user or casual hobbyist might have. Perhaps you have installed Ubuntu, Fedora, or Kubuntu and experimented ...

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