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CentOS Quick Start Guide

By : Shiwang Kalkhanda
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CentOS Quick Start Guide

By: Shiwang Kalkhanda

Overview of this book

Linux kernel development has been the worlds largest collaborative project to date. With this practical guide, you will learn Linux through one of its most popular and stable distributions. This book will introduce you to essential Linux skills using CentOS 7. It describes how a Linux system is organized, and will introduce you to key command-line concepts you can practice on your own. It will guide you in performing basic system administration tasks and day-to-day operations in a Linux environment. You will learn core system administration skills for managing a system running CentOS 7 or a similar operating system, such as RHEL 7, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux. You will be able to perform installation, establish network connectivity and user and process management, modify file permissions, manage text files using the command line, and implement basic security administration after covering this book. By the end of this book, you will have a solid understanding of working with Linux using the command line.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Who this book is for

This book is intended for any individual who wants to learn how to use Linux as a server or desktop machine in their environment. Whether you are a developer, fledgling system administrator, or tech lover with no previous Linux administration background, you will be able to start your journey in Linux using CentOS 7 with the help of this book.

Even though this book is written for novice Linux users, a seasoned Linux user will also have something to take away from each chapter. You don't need any prior experience of working with the Linux command line for this book. Most new users of Linux find it difficult to work with the command line and, occasionally, the choice as to which Linux distribution to start with may be confusing. You will learn Linux using CentOS 7, which is one of the most popular and stable Linux distributions based on RHEL 7.

Some of the key features of this book are as follows:

  • No previous Linux environment experience is required prior to reading this book
  • Readers will become comfortable with a popular and stable Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution
  • Concise content, with a thorough coverage of important utilities

The book is written in such a manner that any computer user with basic familiarity with operating systems can start using it. The only prerequisite is to have some decent hardware on which you can install CentOS 7 and practice the commands covered.