A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux by Mark G. Sobell

By Mark G. Sobell

“I have discovered this ebook to be a truly helpful school room textual content, in addition to a very good Linux source. It teaches Linux utilizing a ground-up process that offers scholars the opportunity to development with their abilities and develop into the Linux global. i've got frequently pointed to this publication while requested to suggest an outstanding Linux reference.”
— Eric Hartwell, Chair, tuition of data expertise, ITT Technical Institute

Master all of the strategies you want to be triumphant with Fedora™ or pink Hat® firm Linux®

the number 1 Fedora and RHEL resource—a educational AND on-the-job reference
grasp Linux management and defense utilizing the command line, GUI instruments, Python, systemd, and firewalld
arrange key web servers, step-by-step, together with Samba, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL, sendmail, OpenSSH, DNS, LDAP, and more
Brand-new bankruptcy on digital Machines and Cloud Computing!

In this complete consultant, one of many world’s major Linux specialists brings jointly all of the wisdom and real-world insights you must grasp and prevail with today’s models of Fedora or pink Hat company Linux. Best-selling writer Mark Sobell explains Linux sincerely and successfully, concentrating on abilities you’ll really need as a consumer, programmer, or administrator.

Sobell assumes no past Linux wisdom. He begins firstly and walks you thru each subject and job that issues, utilizing easy-to-understand examples. step-by-step, you’ll find out how to set up and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical consumer interface, supply file/printer sharing, configure community servers, safe Linux computers and networks, paintings with the command line, administer Linux successfully, and automate management utilizing Python and bash.

Mark Sobell has taught thousands of Linux and UNIX pros. He is familiar with each Linux corner and cranny—and he by no means forgets what it’s prefer to be new to Linux. no matter what you need to do with Linux—now or within the future—you’ll locate it during this book.

Compared with different Linux books, a pragmatic advisor to Fedora™and crimson Hat®Enterprise Linux ®, 7th version, delivers

whole, up to the moment assurance of Fedora 19 and RHEL 7 (beta)
New programming chapters that conceal Python and MariaDB/MySQL, plus a brand new instructional on utilizing GnuPG to encrypt communications
info on cutting-edge protection: SELinux, ACLs, firewalld (firewall-config and firewall-cmd), iptables (system-config-firewall), GnuPG, and OpenSSH
New bankruptcy on VMs (virtual machines) and cloud computing, together with VMware, QEMU/KVM, virt-manager, virsh, GNOME bins, and AWS (Amazon net Services)
improved command-line assurance, together with a brand new bankruptcy that info 32 vital utilities
functional info on web server configuration, together with Apache, sendmail, NFSv4, DNS/BIND, the recent LDAP Dynamic Server, and IPv6
whole “meat-and-potatoes” details on system/network management, now together with GRUB 2, the XFS filesystem, the recent Anaconda Installer, the systemd init daemon, firewalld, and NetworkManager
distinctive directions on protecting Linux structures modern, discovering software program programs, and dealing with repositories utilizing yum and rpm
complete insurance of the LPI Linux necessities examination targets plus large insurance of the CompTIA Linux+ examination ambitions; Appendix E offers a map from pursuits to pages within the book
New insurance of locate, type, xz (compression), loose, xargs, and the nano editor
and masses extra, together with a 500+ time period word list and complete indexes

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License must be technology-neutral — The license can’t restrict methods in which the source code can be redistributed. Open source licenses used by software development projects must meet these criteria to be accepted as open source software by OSI. ” In addition to the GPL, other popular OSI-approved licenses include: ✦ LGPL — The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) allows people to redistribute certain software, but not change its contents. This license is often used for distributing libraries that other application programs depend upon.

If something goes wrong, the original developer of the software has no obligation to fix the problem. However, there are many organizations, big and small, that offer paid support packages for the software when it is included in their Linux or other open source software distribution. ) Despite its success producing thousands of UNIX utilities, the GNU project itself failed to produce one critical piece of code: the kernel. org/software/hurd) were unsuccessful. BSD Loses Some Steam The one software project that had a chance of beating out Linux to be the premier open source software project was the venerable old BSD project.

If you are new to Linux and are concerned about support, there are several companies offering well-supported versions of Linux. ), as well as a number of other smaller players. In the corporate arena, add IBM to that list. As noted earlier, there are also many community sites on the Internet that offer forums, mailing lists, and other venues for getting help if you get stuck. Is Linux Only for Geeks? It doesn’t hurt to be a geek if you want to fully explore all the potential of your Linux system.

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