INTRODUCTION TO LINUX
Writer: Machtelt Garrels
Published Year: 2008
Size: 2 MB(pdf)
Chapter 1: What is Linux, how did it come into existence, advantages and disadvantages, what does
the future hold for Linux, who should use it, installing your computer.
Chapter 2: Getting started, connecting to the system, basic commands, where to find help.
Chapter 3: The filesystem, important files and directories, managing files and directories, protecting your data.
Chapter 4: Understanding and managing processes, boot and shutdown procedures, postponing tasks, repetitive tasks.
Chapter 5: What are standard input, output and error and how are these features used from the
Chapter 6: Why you should learn to work with an editor, discussion of the most common editors
Chapter 7: Configuring your graphical, text and audio environment, settings for the non-native
English speaking Linux user, tips for adding extra software.
Chapter 8: Converting files to a printable format, getting them out of the printer, hints for solving
Chapter 9: Preparing data to be backed up, discussion of various tools, remote backup.
Chapter 10: Overview of Linux networking tools and user applications, with a short discussion of the underlying service daemon programs and secure networking.
Chapter 11: Sound and video, including Voice over IP and sound recording is discussed in this
Appendix A: Which books to read and sites to visit when you have finished reading this one.
Appendix B: A comparison.
Appendix C: If you ever get stuck, these tables might be an outcome. Also a good argument when
your boss insists that YOU should use HIS favorite shell.