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Old 06-10-2017, 04:30 AM   #1
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new(ish) books on Linux Administration


Hi All,

I've been using Linux for quite a while but have never delved into the plumbing or Administration. Can any of you recommend new(ish) books on Linux Administration?
 
Old 06-10-2017, 07:12 AM   #2
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Most of the best have yearly editions with the same name every year. Another poster just asked for the same types of books.

Just take the lists there and change the old dates to new ones. Good 'nuff.
 
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Barkester

This is one of the books that caught my eye and I'm wondering if anyone has used this or other books by the author?

https://www.amazon.com/Linux-Adminis...de+7th+edition
 
Old 06-10-2017, 08:31 AM   #4
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O'reilly.
https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
http://www.rigacci.org/docs/biblio/o...TLCL-09.12.pdf

My Debian8 handbook was printed on demand for me on the day I ordered it.
Doesn't get any "new{er,ish}" than that.

same book (in theory) as
Code:
sudo apt-get install debian-handbook
and browser > File > Open > /usr/share/doc/debian-handbook/html/index.html

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Old 06-10-2017, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks Habitual,

I'll work through those
 
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You are very welcome.

https://linux-shell-commands.jimdo.com/

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Old 06-11-2017, 02:28 PM   #7
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Thanks Barkester

This is one of the books that caught my eye and I'm wondering if anyone has used this or other books by the author?

https://www.amazon.com/Linux-Adminis...de+7th+edition
This book appears very basic.
 
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #8
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'plumbing' concepts and fundamentals

Essential System Administration - 3rd Edition
Don't discredit this due to its publication date, is another one of my advices.
 
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:56 PM   #9
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I've ofte wondered about this book too, but didn't buy it as it's not new(ish)

https://www.amazon.com/UNIX-Linux-Sy...20M1SZNTBRA286
 
Old 06-12-2017, 07:10 PM   #10
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Their an author by the name of Mark Sobell that puts out the most in depth an easy to understand that I have ever come across. It's something about Linux Administration he also published one on ubuntu.
Good Luck in Your studies
 
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:31 AM   #11
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Try http://www.linuxtopia.org : lots(!) of free to read online copies of books/manuals etc.
 
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Hi jdj! Which book(s) have you decided to buy? Any particular topics you want to focus on?
A must-read is https://www.amazon.com/How-Linux-Wor.../dp/1593275676 Small but 'deep'; highly-rated! It will have you repeatedly saying: "Wow: so that's how ... works!"
An interesting big recent one (I read it from my local library & liked it) is: https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Linux-Sys.../dp/1484220072 (have a glance at ToC via Amazon's "Look inside")
A questionable 'long-shot', new this month, is: https://www.amazon.com/Linux-Powerfu.../dp/1788293770 (actually a merge of 3 other 1-2yearold packtpub books). Amazon linux admin search can be sorted by "Pub Date".
A long-awaited O'Reilly book, now scheduled for Oct. is https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Linux-.../dp/1491935952 (I wonder IF it'll be 'worth the wait'... 'Look inside' here)
I don't know when/if new editions of the classic 7yo Nemeth and 15yo Frisch books are coming.
Best wishes; have FUN!

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Old 06-17-2017, 06:31 AM   #13
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Hi Jjanel,

After all the great suggestions that are here I thought I'd start with The Debian Administrator's Handbook. The titles you've presented sound interesting.

"I don't know when/if new editions of the classic 7yo Nemeth and 15yo Frisch books are coming." It would be great if there were new editions of those books as I've read those are classiccs, too.
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:31 PM   #14
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NEW Nemeth Aug 21!

Cool! Re: >chose post#4 read-online / apt-get / free 30M .pdf / contribute / order printed

I just spotted NEW (5th) edition of '#1 famous Nemeth' here (Amazon); est. Aug 21, 2017
 
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One of my favorites is: Essential System Administration, by Aeleen Frisch, Oreilly. There's also a pocket reference version. It cover UNIX, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD. It's a straight-forward command reference.
 
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