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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 1

Introducing Basic System Administration

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing the GUI sysadmin tools

arrow Becoming root

arrow Understanding the system startup process

arrow Taking stock of the system configuration files

arrow Viewing system information through the /proc file system

arrow Monitoring system performance

arrow Managing devices

arrow Scheduling jobs

System administration, or sysadmin, refers to whatever has to be done to keep a computer system up and running. The system administrator (the sysadmin) is whoever is in charge of taking care of these tasks.

If you’re running Linux at home or in a small office, you’re most likely the system administrator for your systems. Or maybe you’re the system administrator for ...

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