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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 1

Technical Summary of Linux Distributions

Linux has hit the mainstream. Hardly a day goes by without a mention of Linux (or open source software) in widely read and viewed print or digital media. What was only a hacker’s toy many eons ago has grown up tremendously and is well known for its stability, performance, and extensibility.

If you need more proof concerning Linux’s penetration, just pay attention to the frequency with which “Linux” is listed as a desirable and must have skill for technology-related job postings of Fortune 500 companies, small to medium-sized businesses, tech start-ups, and government, research, and entertainment industry jobs—to mention a few. The skills of good Linux system administrators and engineers are highly ...

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