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Unlike some operating systems, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from you—it gives you full control of your computer. But to truly master Linux, you need to understand its internals, like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the kernel actually does.

In this completely revised second edition of the perennial best seller How Linux Works, author Brian Ward makes the concepts behind Linux internals accessible to anyone curious about the inner workings of the operating system. Inside, you’ll find the kind of knowledge that normally comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. You’ll learn:

  • How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and System V)
  • How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes
  • How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
  • How development tools work and relate to shared libraries
  • How to write effective shell scripts

You’ll also explore the kernel and examine key system tasks inside user space, including system calls, input and output, and filesystems. With its combination of background, theory, real-world examples, and patient explanations, How Linux Works will teach you what you need to know to solve pesky problems and take control of your operating system.


From the Publisher

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Copies of How Linux Works, 3rd Edition on black background

Copies of How Linux Works, 3rd Edition on black background

Spread of How Linux Works, 3rd Edition on a yellow background

Spread of How Linux Works, 3rd Edition on a yellow background

‘A Must-Read’

“If you are interested in Linux, How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know is a must-read title.”

—LinuxInsider

‘An Essential Reference’

“Earns its place on the shelf as an essential reference.”

—The MagPi

‘Thorough and Up-to-Date’

“This is a very thorough and up-to-date book. After using Unix and then Linux for nearly 40 years, I am still getting a lot of value and significant insights from reading it.”

—Sandra Henry-Stocker, longstanding Linux journalist

About the Author

Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993. He is also the author of The Linux Kernel HOWTO, The Book of VMware (No Starch Press), and The Linux Problem Solver (No Starch Press).

Who Should Read This Book

Although Linux is beloved by programmers, you don’t need to be a programmer to read this book; you need only basic computer-user knowledge. That is, you should be able to bumble around a GUI (especially the installer and settings interface for a Linux distribution) and know what files and directories (folders) are. The most important thing you need is to be ready and willing to play around with your computer.

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About the Publisher

No Starch Press has published the finest in geek entertainment since 1994, creating both timely and timeless titles like Python Crash Course, Python for Kids, How Linux Works, and Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. An independent, San Francisco-based publishing company, No Starch Press focuses on a curated list of well-crafted books that make a difference. They publish on many topics, including computer programming, cybersecurity, operating systems, and LEGO. The titles have personality, the authors are passionate experts, and all the content goes through extensive editorial and technical reviews. Long known for its fun, fearless approach to technology, No Starch Press has earned wide support from STEM enthusiasts worldwide.

Publisher‏:‎No Starch Press; Second edition (November 21, 2014)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎392 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1593275676
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1593275679
Item Weight‏:‎1.66 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎7 x 0.91 x 9.25 inches

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