Many people still believe that learning Linux is difficult, or that
only experts can understand how a Linux system works. Though there is a
lot of free documentation available, the documentation is widely
scattered on the Web, and often confusing, since it is usually oriented
toward experienced UNIX or Linux users. Today, thanks to the
advancements in development, Linux has grown in popularity both at home
and at work. The goal of this guide is to show people of all ages that
Linux can be simple and fun, and used for all kinds ofpurposes.
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System,
geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started
guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. For more advanced
trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base
knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.
This book contains many real life examples derived from the author''s
experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and
consultant. We hope these examples will help you to
get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.