Linux and the Unix Philosophy

By Mike Gancarz

In contrast to such a lot of books that target find out how to use Linux, Linux and the Unix Philosophy explores the "way of pondering that's Linux" and why Linux is an effective implementation of this hugely able working system.

This ebook is a revision and enlargement of a working laptop or computer technological know-how vintage. each bankruptcy has been completely up to date with Linux coverage.

Linux and the Unix Philosophy falls squarely among the "softer" texts on iterative software program layout and undertaking administration and the "how-to" technical texts. so far, nobody has pop out with a booklet that addresses this subject, both within the Unix house or the Linux house. Linux and the Unix Philosophy covers an analogous flooring because the first version, whereas it additionally offers daring new rules approximately Linux and Open resource.

· Concise record of philosophy tenets makes it a convenient fast reference
· Anecdotal examples customize the booklet for the reader
· Conversational variety makes it effortless and pleased to learn

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