EFY Times  
Monday, September 01, 2014

 
GO
 
 

Top Free Linux E-Books
 
Home >> Infotech >> Features
 
Top Free Linux E-Books  
 
With the advent of portable tablets and e-readers, users who are not shying away from the digital trend, can make use of these books. E-books stay with you all the time without you having to carry the weight of the book wherever you go. So get going...   
Rate this news:  (2 Votes)
Monday, August 19, 2013 For learning Linux properly, one needs to have access to greater details of concepts. Linux requires deeper understanding and knowledge about the systems and the way they function. And what better way to go about it than reading some books. In this article, we are presenting some of the best and free books about Linux and open source technology. These free Linux e-books available on the Internet do not require you to pay high prices to learn the trades of the platform.

With the advent of portable tablets and e-readers, users who are not shying away from the digital trend, can make use of these books. E-books stay with you all the time without you having to carry the weight of the book wherever you go. So get going...

Linux network administrator’s guide

The Linux Network Administrator's Guide dispenses all the practical advice you need to join a network. Along with some hardware considerations, this highly acclaimed guide takes an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software that comes with the operating system--including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, firewalling) and the most popular services on Linux systems. The book can be an invaluable companion for any network administrator interested in integrating Linux into their Windows environment.

Linux books, Linux guide, must read Linux book, Linux command line, Ubuntu, Free linux ebooks, Ubuntu guide, Ubuntu pocket guide,  linux Machines, Linux professional, Linux Admin,  practical hacks, coding, editor, secure linux system, set-up, Greg K H, Linux Kernel, e-readers, Smartphones, tablets




Self-service Linux – Mastering the art of problem determination

This book is about effectively and efficiently diagnosing problems that occur in the Linux environment. It covers good investigation practices, how to use the information and resources on the Internet, and then dives right into detail describing how to use the most important problem determination tools that Linux has to offer. This book has useful information for any Linux user but is certainly geared more towards the Linux professional. This includes Linux power users, Linux administrators, developers who write software for Linux, and support staff who support products on Linux. Readers who casually use Linux at home will benefit also, as long as they either have a basic understanding of Linux or are at least willing to learn more about it—the latter being most important.

Ultimately, as Linux increases in popularity, there are many seasoned experts who are facing the challenge of translating their knowledge and experience to the Linux platform. Many are already experts with one or more operating systems except that they lack specific knowledge about the various command line incantations or ways to interpret their knowledge for Linux. This book will help such experts to quickly adapt their existing skill set and apply it effectively on Linux. This power-packed book contains real industry experience on many topics and very hard-to-find information. Without a doubt, it is a must have for any developer, tester, support analyst, or anyone who uses Linux.

The Linux command line

You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore.

As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to:

Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks
Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management
Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines
Edit files with Vi, the world's most popular text editor
Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks
Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed

Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust.

Ubuntu pocket guide and reference

At just 5.25 x 8 inches and 166 pages, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is a compact yet comprehensive guide to everyday Ubuntu use. It's ideal for those who need vital information on all aspects of using Ubuntu, but who don’t have time to wade through thick documentation.

Each chapter of Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference tackles an aspect of Ubuntu. First, you learn about installation—getting Ubuntu onto your computer—after which you learn how to configure your computer's hardware. Following this, you’re introduced to the Ubuntu desktop, and the tricks and techniques of efficient day-to-day usage. The book then describes the highways of the Ubuntu filesystem, and gives a full run-down of Ubuntu’s file manager.

Next, the command-line is tackled in-depth, after which software management is explained. Finally, system security is described—configuring the firewall, installing antivirus, and encrypting sensitive data. Appendixes provide a glossary of terms, and a guide to understanding technical documentation. Written for anybody switching to Ubuntu, particularly former Windows users, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference assumes zero Linux knowledge. It provides the wisdom of the expert user and concisely conveys core competencies.

Advanced Linux Programming

Advanced Linux Programming is intended for the programmer already familiar with the C programming language. Authors Alex Samuel, Jeffrey Oldham, and Mark Mitchell of CodeSourcery, LLC take a tutorial approach and teach the most important concepts and power features of the GNU/Linux system in application programs.

If you're a developer already experienced with programming for the GNU/Linux system, are experienced with another UNIX-like system and are interested in developing GNU/Linux software, or want to make the transition for a non-UNIX environment and are already familiar with the general principles of writing good software, this book is for you. In addition, you will find that this book is equally applicable to C and C++ programming. Even those progamming in other languages will find this book useful since the C language APIs and conventions are the lingua franca of GNU/Linux.

GTK+/Gnome application development

According to a description available on ibibo, the first chapter of the book gives you an overview of GTK+ and Gnome technologies. Chapters 2 and 3 rapidly cover the basics of GTK+ programming. These chapters move very quickly, and give you the information you need to understand the remainder of the book. For a gentler introduction to GTK+, you may wish to read the GTK+ Tutorial or Eric Harlow's book Developing Linux Applications with GTK+ and GDK.

Java application development on Linux

Linux is the fastest-growing Java development platform because it saves money and time by serving as a platform for both development and deployment. But developers face significant platform-specific challenges and opportunities when managing and deploying Java applicaitons in a controlled production environment. After a simple command-line application introduces basic tools this program leads readers through business-logic object analysis, database design, Java servlet UIs, Java ServerPages (JSP) UISs, Swing GUIs, and Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) GUIs. Scaling up to the enterprise level provides the opportunity to use both the JBoss Application Server and the Apache Geronimo Application Server, and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB).

Linux device drivers

This is, on the surface, a book about writing device drivers for the Linux system. That is a worthy goal, of course; the flow of new hardware products is not likely to slow down anytime soon, and somebody is going to have to make all those new gadgets work with Linux. But this book is also about how the Linux kernel works and how to adapt its workings to your needs or interests. Linux is an open system; with this book, it is more open and accessible to a larger community of developers.

Linux kernel in a nutshell

Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators.

No distribution can provide a Linux kernel that meets all users' needs. Computers big and small have special requirements that require reconfiguring and rebuilding the kernel. Whether you are trying to get sound, wireless support, and power management working on a laptop or incorporating enterprise features such as logical volume management on a large server, you can benefit from the insights in this book. Linux Kernel in a Nutshell covers the entire range of kernel tasks, starting with downloading the source and making sure that the kernel is in sync with the versions of the tools you need. In addition to configuration and installation steps, the book offers reference material and discussions of related topics such as control of kernel options at runtime.

A key benefit of the book is a chapter on determining exactly what drivers are needed for your hardware. Also included are recipes that list what you need to do to accomplish a wide range of popular tasks.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 2232)
 
Share

 
 
Infotech News
   
One97 Communications And Tigo Launch Audio Story Portals In Multiple Countries Across Africa
Bharti Retail Selects Accenture To Implement SAP Solutions For Retail
Wipro Planning To Expand Presence In Oman
India Tablet Market Shows Early Signs Of Recovery In Q2 2014, Says IDC
UCCI Urges Odisha State Government To Have A More Serious Outlook Towards MSME Sector
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Overall

Features
4 Most Useful Hacking Tools For Your PC Protection
These tools are mostly used by security consultants and hackers which means you can rely on these utilities with closed eyes....
8 Most Frightening Black Hat Hack Attacks
In 2014, Black Hat attacks have become quite popular and these attacks suggest some future possible crimes too. Have a look....
5 Best Open Source Project Management Tools
If you are an Open Source using project manager or a team member of any project management and development, then you should know the best options for ...
10 Tips To Help Cover Your Home With Wi-Fi Completely
You cannot just avoid Wi-Fi usage these days and if your entire home is Wi-Fi connected then what can be better in your life!...
Some Cool Google Drive Features You Shouldn't Miss!
Get out of your love for Microsoft Office as Google Drive features have so many things to offer you extra. Explore them with us....
Know People Behind Corporate Security Threats
You should ensure that your company is protected from all kind of security breaches and for doing that knowing the enemies around you will always help...
10 Tips And Tricks To Fight Back Anonymous DDoS Attacks
Are you bothered about DDoS attacks and looking for some help? The following ten tips can show you the path how you can get rid off these attacks....
7 Super Cool Tips To Improve Your Linux Desktop!
Linux has always kept changing but when it comes to their desktop, there are so many things which still need to be done....
20 Tools For Best Torrent Practices
It's not always illegal to use Torrent if you are distributing files or downloading something. You just want to know the actual tools which serve the ...
Know 7 Types Of Hackers First To Stay Safe Online
If you are worried about hacking attacks, without knowing the hackers' motivation you can never succeed in your preventive measures!...
10 Reasons To Know About Java Virtualisation
Java platforms need virtualisation for better performance. But if you know the reasons behind it, it gets more exciting for you....
This Is How You Can Understand Load Average For Your Linux System
A number, which looks meaningless at first instance, can actually help you in understanding the performance level of your CPU....
Generate Random Names And Phone Numbers Using PowerShell
Now creating a list of random names and phone numbers is just a matter of steps away....
5 Reasons Why You Should Advance You Programming Skills!
Dreaming to become a better developer? We are here to tell you why you need to inspire yourself to become the best one....
Here's How You Can Become A Skilled Software Architect!
Dave Hendricksen’s book, 12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects, and its “Technology Innovation” mantra, will not disappoint you certainly....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
MWC 2014
 
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
MWC 2014: Alcatel Unveils PIXI 7 Tablet With Android 4.4
Alcatel arrived at the MWC 2014 with yet another low cost Android tablet, priced at $110 ...
MWC 2014: LG F70 Unveiled With Android 4.4
LG announced the new LTE-enabled Android smartphone, LG F70, at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. ...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter 

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions