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