Robert Love

Robert Love

Boston, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • Linux
  • Google
  • Android
  • system programming

Robert Love has been using and contributing to Linux since its earliest days, including significant contributions to the Linux kernel and GNOME desktop environment. Robert is Director of Engineering at Google, where he was a member of the team that designed and shipped Android. He currently works on Google's search infrastructure.

Robert's other books include Linux Kernel Development (Addison-Wesley 2010) and Linux in a Nutshell (O'Reilly 2009). Robert holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Florida. He lives in Boston.

Linux System Programming Linux System Programming
by Robert Love
Second Edition May 2013
Print: $69.99
Ebook: $59.99

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love
Sixth Edition September 2009
Print: $64.99
Ebook: $55.99

Linux System Programming Linux System Programming
by Robert Love
September 2007

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love, Arnold Robbins
Fifth Edition July 2005
Ebook: $35.99

"There are chapters that cover just about every aspect of system administration and development including boot loaders, the bash shell, different editors, gawk programming, version control and virtualization. In short something for everyone in a desktop reference!"
--Rick Gatewood, MELUG Mid-Coast

"This book's 6th Edition is indeed a worthy inheritor to those that have come before it and carries on the tradition of providing A Desktop Quick Reference for Linux shell commands and utilities. If you've owned a prior edition, this update is now available as a replacement. If you are learning Linux administration for the first time and have the basics down, you're ready to buy this edition as your first experience to Linux in a Nutshell."
--James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees

"In any edition, this book has a permanent place on my shelf for reference...If you never use the command line in Linux, the book might not interest you. Otherwise, I can’t imagine using Linux without having a copy nearby."
--Matthew Helmke,

"This reviewer just finished teaching a course in C in which the students used two other operating systems besides Linux. Had he known of this book, he would have required his students to purchase it--it would have answered many questions!"
--R. P. Sarna, Maine Maritime Academy, Choice Reviews Online

"Robert Love takes great care to hold you by the hand as he covers each topic, and you feel that you're in the presence of a true master--which given Love's reputation is genuinely the case. So if you want to have a go at system programming, this should be on your wish-list..."
--Andy Hudson, Linux Format

"Think of the book as a desktop encyclopedia; it gives you a good overview, and if you already know an area it can remind you of the parameters, but it's neither a tutorial nor a complete reference."
--Allen Stenger, SPUG Nuggets