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How Linux Works

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How Linux Works, 9781593270353 (1593270356), No Starch Press, 2004

Whether you're a systems administrator or a home user, you need to understand how Linux internals work before you can really master Linux-how it boots, how networking works, how to customize the kernel, and even what hardware to buy.

How Linux Works contains the kind of information normally handed down from wizards-knowledge that comes from years of experience doing things the hard way. But instead of seeking the right incantation to make your system work, you can read How Linux Works to see how to administer Linux and why each particular technique works. This book covers such need-to-know topics as:

    * How Linux boots, with coverage of boot loaders and init
    * How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
    * How development tools and shared libraries work
    * How the kernel manages devices, device drivers, and processes, and how to build a custom kernel
    * How the Linux printing system works, with sections on cups, filters, and Ghostscript
    * How shell scripts work

With its combination of background theory and real-world examples, How Linux Works will show you how to run your system instead of having your system run you.

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Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself
Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself

 “Whether you are in a startup or Fortune 500 company; are a developer, development manager, or CEO; use agile, lean, waterfall, or other methodology–if software and quality are important to you, you should read and pay attention to Watts’s reflections.”

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Networking Self-Teaching Guide: OSI, TCP/IP, LAN's, MAN's, WAN's, Implementation, Management, and Maintenance (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)
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ScreenOS Cookbook
ScreenOS Cookbook
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Audel Electrical Trades Pocket Manual
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Answers at your fingertips

This hands-on guide will help you trouble-shoot and solve electrical problems in industrial and commercial settings. You'll find plain-English explanations for a wide range of electrical equipment and systems, from transformers and switchgears to alarm and wiring systems. Use this book to quickly...

HDR Photography Photo Workshop (Wiley's Photo Workshop Series)
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Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography

By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create...

The Complete Guide to Software Testing
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The Complete Guide to Software Testing Bill Hetzel Gain a new perspective to software testing as a life cycle activity, not merely as something that happens at the end of coding. This edition is completely revised and contains new chapters on testing methodologies including ANSI standard-based testing—a survey of testing practices. Dr....

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