Linux in a Nutshell 6ed
I've been spending more cycles tweeting than blogging, so I know I don't get to mention this here but once. Yet I am excited to announce the sixth edition of Linux in a Nutshell, the book that DesktopLinux calls the "most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux."
I suspect many of this blog's readers consider themselves beyond the need for a Linux reference, but Linux in a Nutshell is an essential book for new and advanced Linux users alike, with the sixth edition going well beyond your basic file utilities and system management. For example, highlights of this edition include,
- A primer on Linux virtualization, including KVM, libvirt, VMware, and Xen
- In-depth discussion on the ip command, which replaces ifconfig and the other components of net-tools
- A primer on source control management, including entire chapters dedicated to Subversion and Git
- An introduction to Upstart, a replacement for the init daemon
- Topics you only pretend to master: awk, sed, and vim
- A majestic horse on the cover
- And, of course, a complete command reference, networking primer, and system management guide
Even graybeards will find something new in the introduction to virtualization or the guide to ifconfig's replacement. And, let's be honest, Git is more complicated than the US tax code, but with this new edition you will be branching and rebasing in no time.