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  An analysis of performance evolution of Linux’s core operations
Ren X., Rodrigues K., Chen L., Vega C., Stumm M., Yuan D.  SOSP 2019 (Proceedings of the 27th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada,  Oct 27-30, 2019) 554-569, 2019. Type: Proceedings

The GNU Linux operating system (OS) has become, for better or worse, the dominant OS for computer science (CS) research, for deploying large-scale Internet/cloud infrastructures and supercomputers, as well as for some small-scale smartphone and In...

Jan 6 2020
   The Linux command line: a complete introduction (2nd ed.)
Shotts W.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2019. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593279-52-3)

This is a wonderful introduction and tutorial meant to make readers comfortable and productive in the command line. It is not about system administration, Bash scripts, or any other tool, although they are all mentioned and covered at some length....

Nov 1 2019
   Linux hardening in hostile networks: server security from TLS to Tor
Rankin K.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2017. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134173-26-9)

The book’s preface notes that many of the available hardening guides were written some years ago. Its chapters are therefore intended to replace the outdated information found in those guides with recommendations that provide maximum impact ...

Nov 15 2018
  Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac users: start your journey into free and open source software (2nd ed.)
Haines N.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 196 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484229-99-6)

The Ubuntu Linux operating system is one of the most popular Linux distributions, if not the most popular. When this book was listed among the books available to be reviewed, I selected it because I had installed Ubuntu on a machine at home. Like ...

Apr 27 2018
  The art of Linux kernel design: illustrating the operating system design principle and implementation
Lixiang Y., Wenfeng L., Dazhao C., Tianhou L., Ruobing W., Qi S., Ke F., Tingshao Z. (trans.),  Auerbach Publications, Boston, MA, 2017.Type: Book (978-1-138413-41-2)

This book goes into a lot of detail--I mean a lot of detail. Linux kernel 0.11 is dissected and explained in a very detailed way. The reason I am hesitant to give it a high rating is not because it focuses on the 0.11 version, which is...

Mar 21 2018
  Pro Linux system administration: learn to build systems for your business using free and open source software (2nd ed.)
Matotek D., Turnbull J., Lieverdink P.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 998 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484220-07-8)

Small business owners today are like many other entrepreneurial or seasoned business owners, including medium-sized business owners. They want to find ways to cut costs wherever possible while still remaining competitive in the marketplace. Ventur...

Feb 2 2018
  Practical LXC and LXD: Linux containers for virtualization and orchestration
Kumaran S. S.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 159 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484230-23-7)

Virtualized environments, both virtual machines (VMs) and containers, have become the essential technologies of elastic cloud computing services. System administrators of such services frequently encounter Linux-based virtualization, in particular...

Jan 3 2018
  Raspberry Pi 3 in easy steps
McGrath M.,  In Easy Steps Limited, Warwickshire, UK, 2016. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-1-840787-29-0)

Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in 2011 by a British charity to promote a different way of teaching computer science in school, away from applications and web design toward programming and experimentation. Raspberry Pi is about t...

Aug 11 2017
  Wicked cool shell scripts: 101 scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX systems (2nd ed.)
Taylor D., Perry B.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2016. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593276-02-7)

This is the second edition of a book originally published in 2004, and some new material has been added to address needs (like cloud storage access) that have emerged since that time. The authors observe that if you are using any kind of Unix-like...

Mar 23 2017
   The official Ubuntu book (9th ed.)
Helmke M., Joseph E., Rey J.,  Prentice Hall Press, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2016. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134513-42-3)

This book has been revised and updated to cover Ubuntu 16.04, and comes with an installation DVD for the 64-bit (AMD64) desktop version thereof. The back cover promises that readers will “learn how to reliably install, customize, and update ...

Nov 16 2016
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