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How Linux Works, 2nd Edition by Brian Ward

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Chapter 17. Building on the Basics

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The chapters in this book have covered the fundamental components of a Linux system, from low-level kernel and process organization, to networking, to some of the tools used to build software. With all of that behind you, what can you do now? Quite a lot, as it turns out! Because Linux supports nearly every kind of non-proprietary programming environment, it’s only natural that a plethora of applications is available. Let’s look at a few application areas where Linux excels and see how what you’ve learned in this book relates.

17.1 Web Servers and Applications

Linux is a popular operating system for web servers, ...

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