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How Linux Works, 2nd Edition
A Guide to the Power of Root

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San Francisco, CA (November 4, 2014) — Unlike Windows and Mac OS, Linux doesn’t try to hide the important bits from anyone. It gives users complete control—if they know what to do with all that power. There are countless ways to tweak and customize Linux (and just as many ways to break it!), and author Brian Ward’s goal has always been to show people exactly how Linux works so they can take control, too.

System administrators praised the first edition of How Linux Works for its clear, detailed coverage of the operating system. The completely revised second edition (No Starch Press, Nov 2014, 392 pp., $39.95) provides an eagerly-awaited update to this classic Linux reference. Readers will learn how Linux boots; what the kernel actually does; how networking, development tools, and shell scripts work; and more. Readers also explore the kernel in even greater detail, learning about system calls, input and output, and file systems.

Ward combines theory with real-world examples to show both how to administer Linux and why each technique works, making How Linux Works essential reading for anyone who wants to truly master Linux.

The second edition of How Linux Works will be in bookstores everywhere this November.


About the Authors

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

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By Brian Ward
Print ISBN: 9781593275679, $39.95
November 2014, 392 pp.
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