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October 24, 2013
31 Free eBooks On Linux
31 Free eBooks On Linux!
Looking for a specific book
on Linux? This list of 31 free ebooks might have something to interest
you. Have a look!
Saturday, October 26, 2013:
From distro-based books to
books on commandline, EFYTimes brings to you an extensive collection of
books on Linux.
1. Puppy Linux - Wikibooks, 2010 Puppy
Linux is a free distribution (distro) of Linux that can run live
(without installation). It is specifically designed to be smaller than
other distros (and faster or suitable for older hardware) but
nevertheless fully featured.
2. Linux Sound by Jan Newmarch, 2012 There
is a large variety of tools for every aspect of Linux sound system. If
two methods are developed for one task, which one should be chosen? What
are the distinguishing features of one solution that make it more
appropriate for your problem?
3. The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts, Jr. - Lulu.com, 2009
Designed for the new command line user, this volume covers the same
material as LinuxCommand.org but in much greater detail. In addition to
the basics of command line use and shell scripting, the book includes
some more advanced topics.
4. CentOS Essentials by Neil Smyth - Techotopia, 2010 CentOS
Essentials is a book designed to provide detailed information on the
use and administration of the CentOS 5.x Linux distribution. The book
covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving
screen resolution issues, etc.
5. A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide by Darrell Anderson - Human Readable The
pros and cons of Slackware could be summarized in one word: minimalism.
This guide will help people overcome some of the common usability
hurdles infamously associated with Slackware. The result is a stable and
satisfying operating system.
6. Linux Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison - Prentice Hall, 2005 This
book provides instructions on how to configure the most popular Linux
back office applications. To avoid confusion between the many flavors of
Linux, this book exclusively uses the command line to illustrate the
tasks needed to be done.
7. The Linux Gamers' HOWTO by Peter Jay Salzman, Frederic Delanoy, 2004 This
is a stepping stone to to give people the knowledge to begin thinking
about what is going on with their games. You need to know a little more
about what's going on behind the scenes with your system to be able to
keep your games healthy.
8. Linux Parallel Processing HOWTO by Hank Dietz - The Aggregate, 1998 This
document discusses the basic approaches to parallel processing
available to Linux users: SMP Linux systems, clusters of networked Linux
systems, parallel execution using multimedia instructions, and attached
processors hosted by a Linux system.
9. The Linux Wireless LAN Howto by Jean Tourrilhes, 2007
This document will explore the magical world of Wireless LANs and
Linux. Wireless LAN is not a very widespread and well known technology,
even in the Linux world, so we will try to gather here most of the
10. Linux IPv6 HOWTO by Peter Bieringer, 2009
The goal of the Linux IPv6 HOWTO is to answer both basic and advanced
questions about IPv6 on the Linux operating system. This HOWTO will
provide the reader with enough information to install, configure, and
use IPv6 applications on Linux machines.
11. Linux Dictionary by Binh Nguyen, 2004
This document is designed to be a resource for those Linux users
wishing to seek clarification on Linux/UNIX/POSIX related terms and
jargon. At approximately 24000 definitions it is one of the largest
Linux related dictionaries currently available.
12. Guide to Managing Media and Public Relations in the Linux Community by Sheldon Rose - Linux Professional Institute, 2005
This document is intended for people who want to learn practical ways
to raise the profile of an organization or promote new programs. This
guide provides information on how to generate positive public relations
and news media coverage for Linux.
13. The Linux Kernel by Andries Brouwer, 2003
This text covers the kernel source, user space and the libc interface,
system calls, signals, file names and files, filesystems, Linux virtual
file system, memory, processes, character devices, asynchronous events,
sysfs and kobjects, security.
14. GNU/Linux Command-Line Tools Summary by Gareth Anderson, 2006
This document is an attempt to provide a summary of useful
command-line tools available to a GNU/Linux based operating system, the
tools listed are designed to benefit the majority of users and have
being chosen at the authors discretion.
15. Pocket Linux Guide by David Horton - LDP, 2005
The Pocket Linux Guide is for anyone interested in learning the
techniques of building a GNU/Linux system from source code. Each chapter
explores a small piece of the overall system explaining how it works,
why it is needed and how to build it.
16. Linux 102 Examination: Modular Training Notes - Leading Edge Business Solutions, 2006
This course aims to equip you with the knowledge to be able to pass
the LPI 102 examination (release 2). We hope that in the course of doing
this course you will acquire the skills that go with an understanding
of how Linux works.
17. Linux 101 Examination: Modular Training Notes - Leading Edge Business Solutions, 2006
This course material is based on the objectives for the Linux
Professionals Institute's LPI 101 examination. The course is intended to
provide you with the basic skills required for operating and
administering Linux systems.
18. Linux 101 Hacks by Ramesh Natarajan - The Geek Stuff, 2009
There are total of 101 hacks in this book that will help you build a
strong foundation in Linux. All the hacks are explained with appropriate
Linux command examples that are easy to follow. The hacks are concise,
well written and easy to read.
19. Linux in the Workplace by SSC - No Starch Press, 2002
Introduction to the desktop capabilities of Linux and the KDE
graphical user interface. The book includes information on how to
perform general office-related tasks, how to use email and surf the
Internet, work with the command line, and more.
20. The CTDP Linux User's Guide by Mark Allen - CTDP, 2000
Organized overview of Linux commands, file systems, system
configuration, networking, managing users and processes, configuration
of X, init process, liLO and the kernel, setting up system logging, user
accounting, CRON, network, DNS, DHCP, etc.
21. OpenSUSE Desktop Essentials - Techotopia, 2007
The book covers the use and configuration of the openSUSE GNOME
desktop environment. Topics covered include changing the background,
installing and customizing themes, configuring fonts, configuring
workspaces, remote access to the desktop, etc.
22. GNU Emacs Manual by Richard Stallman - Free Software Foundation, 2007
GNU Emacs is much more than a word processor. This book explains the
full range of Emacs' power and contains reference material useful to
expert users. Appendices with specific material for Macintosh and
Microsoft OS users are included.
23. Slackware Linux Essentails, 2nd Edition by D. Cantrell, L. Johnson, A. Hicks, C. Lumens - FreeBSD Mall, 2005
This Book in designed to get you started with Slackware Linux
operating system. It`s not meant to cover every single aspect of the
distribution, but rather to show what it is capable of and give you a
basic working knowledge of the system.
24. Knowing Knoppix by Phil Jones - Wikibooks, 2008
This is a guide to the Knoppix Linux for the complete beginner. There
is no need to install Knoppix, it runs Linux completely from a CD or
DVD. Read this text if you are curious about Linux, and you want to
discover what all the fuss is about.
25. Self-Service Linux: Mastering the Art of Problem Determination by Mark Wilding, Dan Behman - Prentice Hall PTR, 2005
The book goes into details about the linux system, how to use built in
tools, how to read C source code, how that C source translates into
assembly, how different assembly optimizations can make debugging
difficult, the memory heap and stack, etc.
26. Agustin's Linux Manual by Agustin Velasco - vegaslocal.com, 2003
Step-by-step tutorial on GNU/Linux based on Mandrake Linux. The book
covers everything from installation to system administration: set up
Apache web server, bind Postfix email servers, DNS, Samba server and
security, how to close unnecessary ports.
27. Linux Kernel in a Nutshell by Greg Kroah-Hartman - O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2006
Comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a
critical task for Linux users and administrators. The book covers
configuration and installation steps, control of kernel options at
runtime, determining what drivers are needed, etc.
28. Linux Internals by Simone Demblon, Sebastian Spitzner - The Shuttleworth Foundation, 2004
A textbook that shows the internal workings of the system in an
approachable fashion, so that anyone can use this text to learn. The
authors explain the lower level information without becoming too
entrenched in the nitty-gritty details.
29. Linux from Scratch by Gerard Beekmans - Iuniverse Inc, 2000
Teaches you how a Linux operating system works internally and provides
the necessary steps to build your own customized Linux system.
Information are provided about all that makes Linux work, how system
things get together, and depend on each other.
30. Linux Client Migration Cookbook - IBM.Com/Redbooks, 2006
Provides a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are
considering a migration to Linux-based personal computers. This book
explains some of the important planning issues that you could encounter
during a migration project.
31. Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager by Mel Gorman - Prentice Hall PTR, 2004
A comprehensive guide to the Linux VM, it explains in detail how the
memory manager is implemented in Linux. The book also includes the
theoretical foundations for VM which is of interest to both students and