• Linux for Beginners

  • An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line
  • By: Jason Cannon
  • Narrated by: Brian E. Smith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-01-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jason Cannon
  • 4 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start, listen 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 audiobook. 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 listening to 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
  • 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
What you learn in Linux for Beginners applies to any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

©2014 Jason Cannon (P)2014 Jason Cannon

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  • Dr.Adrian
  • Odenton, MD, United States
  • 08-01-14

It served its purpose.

If you could sum up Linux for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

organized,clear,concise

Would you ever listen to anything by Jason Cannon again?

Yes.

What does Brian E. Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The problem is that I don't think I would have read the book. That is why audiobooks are so important. They allow the undisciplined to use the otherwise unproductive time in the car to pick up a new skill. I didn't believe it was possible to create an effective audiobook on this topic, but it was done

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This is not a book for the big screen.

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Good book

A bit hard to follow commands :D Dash dash dash ampersand dollar sign... Good book overall!

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Perfect for amateurs with a bit of background knowledge.

Teaches basics and gives enough so anyone could be set up for success
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Surprised that text based subject sounded so good!

it's been close to 10 years since I've worked on Linux systems. I listened to Linux for beginners as a refresher for the LFCS exam. narration was clear and concise. although there was some times when the commands got quite complex to listen to it was surprising how well you could absorb the audio

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Amazing!

Easier to maintain the knowledge after listening than just reading the same material. Awesome narration!

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  • RK
  • 10-23-14

Great succinct introduction to linux

Where does Linux for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best technical audio book I've listened to to date - the content is clearly delivered. Technical examples have an exquisite balance between being overly simple (dull) and unnecessarily complicated (so that you can't follow them in audio format). If you're familiar with DOS and have a vague understanding of the existence of Linux then this book is for you. There's enough content to listen to in one go, scattered with more advanced examples you'll want to return to once you've had some time to experiment with the basics.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-17

Great book for beginners or a quick refresh.

Where does Linux for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top for a technical book.

Any additional comments?

Great book for refreshing your knowledge of linux systems. Great details on all of the areas. Really enjoyable listen.