How Linux Works
by Brian Ward
Published by: 
No Starch Press
368 pages 
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In managing or configuring a Linux system, this book does a good job of explaining the nuts and bolts of how Linux operates. In understanding the methods explained, the reader will become knowledgeable in specific ways to increase the operating system's functionality and their Linux skills as well. Areas that are focused on include key system files, how to compile software from the source during installation, making data backups, configuring a network, the boot process, and modifying the kernel. The book can also guide the reader in being a valuable resource in troubleshooting.

The author, Brian Ward, a consultant and instructor, has written advanced books on Linux, and has been working with the operating system since the early days.
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