Working at the Ubuntu Command-Line Prompt (Linux Nitty Gritty)

By Keir Thomas

Keir Thomas is the world's most well-liked writer writing approximately Ubuntu. His books were learn by means of over a million humans and are number 1 best-sellers. His booklet starting Ubuntu Linux lately entered its 6th version, and picked-up a Linux magazine award alongside the way in which. Thomas can also be the writer of Ubuntu Kung Fu.

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