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Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, First Edition by William Rothwell, Denise Kinsey

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Chapter 1 Distributions and Key Components

Before you start learning about all the features and capabilities of Linux, it would help to get a firm understanding of what Linux is, including what the major components are of a Linux operating system. In this first chapter, you learn about some of the essential concepts of Linux. You discover what a distribution is and how to pick a distribution that best suits your needs. You are also introduced to the process of installing Linux, both on a bare-metal system and in a virtual environment.

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:

Describe is the various parts of Linux

Identify the major components that make up the Linux operating system

Describe ...

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