Linux with Operating System Concepts

Richard Fox

August 26, 2014 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 688 Pages - 108 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482235890 - CAT# K23087


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  • Connects Linux commands with background OS concepts
  • Presents Linux at both introductory and advanced levels
  • Provides in-depth examples for learning Linux, including Bash shell scripting and regular expressions
  • Contains relevant foundational material, including an introduction to binary and Boolean logic
  • Includes review sections and questions at the end of each chapter

PowerPoint slides, lab manual, an extra chapter, and additional appendices available on the book’s CRC Press web page

Test bank, answer key, and instructor’s manual available upon qualifying course adoption


A True Textbook for an Introductory Course, System Administration Course, or a Combination Course

Linux with Operating System Concepts merges conceptual operating system (OS) and Unix/Linux topics into one cohesive textbook for undergraduate students. The book can be used for a one- or two-semester course on Linux or Unix. It is complete with review sections, problems, definitions, concepts, and relevant introductory material, such as binary and Boolean logic, OS kernels, and the role of the CPU and memory hierarchy.

Details for Introductory and Advanced Users

The book covers Linux from both the user and system administrator positions. From a user perspective, it emphasizes command line interaction. From a system administrator perspective, the text reinforces shell scripting with examples of administration scripts that support the automation of administrator tasks.

Thorough Coverage of Concepts and Linux Commands

The author incorporates OS concepts not found in most Linux/Unix textbooks, including kernels, file systems, storage devices, virtual memory, and process management. He also introduces computer science topics, such as computer networks and TCP/IP, binary numbers and Boolean logic, encryption, and the GNUs C compiler. In addition, the text discusses disaster recovery planning, booting, and Internet servers.


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