This is a highly accessible guide to the complex and highly customisable operating system Linux. Featuring step-by-step guides on a variety of topics, including how to choose and set up your distro, informative guides to many different distros including Ubuntu, Fedora and Red Hat, as well as advice on Linux firewalls and setting up your wireless network. It is ideal for anyone keen to get to grips with the basics of Linux. Including troubleshooting and a glossary this invaluable guide will give you the start you need to understand Linux, from experts in the field.
Maxwell Cooter was the founder-editor of Cloud Pro, the UK's first cloud publication, he set up Techworld and was editor of the UK's first networking weekly newspaper, Network Week. Dave Cartwright has been a Linux user since the 1990s; he's presently an IT manager for a telecoms company. He writes for various IT industry publications, and is a former columnist for Linux Format magazine.