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Linux for Beginners: An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line

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If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on.Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers.Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.Here is what you will learn by reading Linux for Beginners:
  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers. Screenshots included.
  • What SSH is and how to use it, including creating and using SSH keys.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • Where to go for even more in-depth coverage on each topic.
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Author: Jason Cannon
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 204 pages

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

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Named by The Washington Post as one of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. McCord argues that the old standbys of corporate HR—annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs—often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. Her road-tested advice, offered with humor and irreverence, provides readers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability. Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.
Author: Patty McCord
Published by: Silicon Guild | Publication date: 01/09/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 228 pages

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

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Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science WritingShort-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book PrizeA Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyA Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian "Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history.Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers.Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.
Published by: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Publication date: 10/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 284 pages

Data Hiding: Exposing Concealed Data in Multimedia, Operating Systems, Mobile Devices and Network Protocols

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As data hiding detection and forensic techniques have matured, people are creating more advanced stealth methods for spying, corporate espionage, terrorism, and cyber warfare all to avoid detection. Data Hiding provides an exploration into the present day and next generation of tools and techniques used in covert communications, advanced malware methods and data concealment tactics. The hiding techniques outlined include the latest technologies including mobile devices, multimedia, virtualization and others. These concepts provide corporate, goverment and military personnel with the knowledge to investigate and defend against insider threats, spy techniques, espionage, advanced malware and secret communications. By understanding the plethora of threats, you will gain an understanding of the methods to defend oneself from these threats through detection, investigation, mitigation and prevention.
  • Provides many real-world examples of data concealment on the latest technologies including iOS, Android, VMware, MacOS X, Linux and Windows 7
  • Dives deep into the less known approaches to data hiding, covert communications, and advanced malware
  • Includes never before published information about next generation methods of data hiding
  • Outlines a well-defined methodology for countering threats
  • Looks ahead at future predictions for data hiding
Published by: Syngress | Publication date: 12/31/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 270 pages

Guide to Parallel Operating Systems with Windows 10 and Linux

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Readers examine two of the most prominent operating systems -- Windows 10 and Linux CentOS7 -- in parallel with the unique approach found only in GUIDE TO PARALLEL OPERATING SYSTEMS WITH WINDOWS 10 AND LINUX, 3E. Rather than using a compare and contrast model, the book presents each topic conceptually before demonstrating it simultaneously on both operating systems. Readers can instantly switch between Windows 10 and Linux CentOS 7 to complete the myriad of hands-on activities that reinforce the similarities between the two operating systems for each conceptual task. The text’s virtualization approach provides flexibility that enables readers to use Microsoft Hyper-V Client, Oracle VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation. This comprehensive guide helps users develop the competencies needed in Windows 10 and Linux to maximize success in today's classroom or tomorrow’s business environment.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by: Cengage Learning | Publication date: 08/09/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages

Learning the Unix Operating System: A Concise Guide for the New User (In a Nutshell)

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If you are new to Unix, this concise book will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Unix was one of the first operating systems written in C, a high-level programming language, and its natural portability and low price made it a popular choice among universities. Initially, two main dialects of Unix existed: one produced by AT&T known as System V, and one developed at UC Berkeley and known as BSD. In recent years, many other dialects have been created, including the highly popular Linux operating system and the new Mac OS X (a derivative of BSD).Learning the Unix Operating System is a handy book for someone just starting with Unix or Linux, and it's an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little about Unix on the systems they visit. The fifth edition is the most effective introduction to Unix in print, covering Internet usage for email, file transfers, web browsing, and many major and minor updates to help the reader navigate the ever-expanding capabilities of the operating system:
  • In response to the popularity of Linux, the book now focuses on the popular bash shell preferred by most Linux users.
  • Since the release of the fourth edition, the Internet and its many functions has become part of most computer user's lives. A new chapter explains how to use ftp, pine for mail, and offers useful knowledge on how to surf the web.
  • Today everyone is concerned about security. With this in mind, the author has included tips throughout the text on security basics, especially in the Internet and networking sections.
The book includes a completely updated quick reference card to make it easier for the reader to access the key functions of the command line.
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 10/22/2001
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 174 pages

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTIONA 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016One of "6 Books to Understand Trump's Win" according to the New York Times the day after the election The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turnedto Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild’s ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite.” Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks and “masterly” by Atul Gawande, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others.The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers’ group guide at the back of the book.
Published by: The New Press | Publication date: 02/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 410 pages

Embedded Systems Architecture: Explore architectural concepts, pragmatic design patterns, and best practices to produce robust systems

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Learn to design and develop safe and reliable embedded systemsKey Features
  • Identify and overcome challenges in embedded environments
  • Understand the steps required to increase the security of IoT solutions
  • Build safety-critical and memory-safe parallel and distributed embedded systems
Book DescriptionEmbedded systems are self-contained devices with a dedicated purpose. We come across a variety of fields of applications for embedded systems in industries such as automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and consumer electronics, just to name a few.Embedded Systems Architecture begins with a bird's eye view of embedded development and how it differs from the other systems that you may be familiar with. You will first be guided to set up an optimal development environment, then move on to software tools and methodologies to improve the work flow. You will explore the boot-up mechanisms and the memory management strategies typical of a real-time embedded system. Through the analysis of the programming interface of the reference microcontroller, you'll look at the implementation of the features and the device drivers. Next, you'll learn about the techniques used to reduce power consumption. Then you will be introduced to the technologies, protocols and security aspects related to integrating the system into IoT solutions.By the end of the book, you will have explored various aspects of embedded architecture, including task synchronization in a multi-threading environment, and the safety models adopted by modern real-time operating systems.What you will learn
  • Participate in the design and definition phase of an embedded product
  • Get to grips with writing code for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers
  • Build an embedded development lab and optimize the workflow
  • Write memory-safe code
  • Understand the architecture behind the communication interfaces
  • Understand the design and development patterns for connected and distributed devices in the IoT
  • Master multitask parallel execution patterns and real-time operating systems
Who this book is forIf you’re a software developer or designer wanting to learn about embedded programming, this is the book for you. You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a less experienced embedded programmer willing to expand your knowledge. Table of Contents
  • Embedded systems: A pragmatic approach
  • Work environment and work flow optimization
  • Architectural patterns
  • The boot-up procedure
  • Memory management
  • General purpose peripherals
  • Local bus interfaces communication
  • Power Management and energy saving
  • Distributed systems and IoT architecture
  • Parallel tasks and scheduling
  • Real Time Operating Systems
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/30/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 326 pages

    macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual: The book that should have been in the box

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    Answers found here!Apple’s latest Mac software, macOS Mojave, is a glorious boxcar full of new features and refinements. What’s still not included, though, is a single page of printed instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, delivering the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for 18 years straight.The important stuff you need to know
    • Big-ticket changes. The stunning new Dark Mode. Self-tidying desktop stacks. FaceTime video calls with up to 32 people. New screen-recording tools. If Apple has it, this book covers it.
    • Apps. This book also demystifies the 50 programs that come with the Mac, including the four new ones in Mojave: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos.
    • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
    • Power users. Security, networking, remote access, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
    MacOS Mojave gives the Mac more polish, power, and pep— and in your hands, you hold the ultimate guide to unlocking its potential.
    Author: David Pogue
    Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 12/20/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 880 pages

    Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

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    Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.
    Author: Gino Wickman
    Published by: BenBella Books | Publication date: 04/03/2012
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages
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