Preface

Your system shouldn’t be a mystery. You should be able to make your software do what you want it to do without “magic” incantations or rituals. The key to attaining this power lies in understanding the fundamentals of what the software does and how it works, and that’s what this book is all about. You should never have to fight with a computer.

Linux is a great platform for learning because it doesn’t try to hide anything from you. In particular, you can find most system configuration details in easy-to-read plaintext files. The only tricky part is figuring out which parts are responsible for what and how they all fit together.

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