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How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether they maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator's point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both "how" to ad... Rest of this review on the detail page
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PROTECT YOUR NETWORK FROM HACKERS! Linux networks are becoming more and more common, but security is often an overlooked issue. Unfortunately, in today’s environment all networks are potential hacker targets, from top-secret military research networks to small home LANs. Linux Network Security focuses on securing Linux in a networked environment, where the security of the entire network needs to be considered rather than just isolated machines. It uses a mix of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications, as well as how the applications work and why they are necessary. Starting with the need for security and understanding the problem, the book teaches administrators about packet ... Rest of this review on the detail page
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The Most Comprehensive Reference on Open Source Apps for Windows Users! This book introduces Microsoft® Windows® administrators to the world of Open Source applications in order to save time and money. It provides readers with information and techniques for using the appropriate Open Source applications in a variety of situations, such as anti-spam, databases, E-mail, Web content, file sharing, word processing, spreadsheets, and more. By using a component approach in which readers can pick and choose their technologies, the book, for example, enables a Windows administrator to use Apache as a Web server, while still electing Microsoft SQL Server as a database. The focus of the product coverage is to help the administrator to perfo... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Switch your business to Linux: proven techniques for working IT Professionals This is the complete technical resource for migrating your business desktops to Linux, administering them efficiently, and using them to drive cost savings throughout your organization. Respected Linux Journal columnist Marcel Gagné walks you step-by-step through planning and managing the transition, getting users up and running, and keeping them happy. Gagné covers hardware, productivity applications, messaging, coexistence with Windows environments, support, and much more. This is also the first book with in-depth coverage of using Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) thin clients to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of computing. Deploy Linu... Rest of this review on the detail page
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