Here are my list of recommended books to help you use your Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS server to its fullest.

A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux includes a lot of wonderful server software you can get for free. But since Linux is based on Unix, it is not newbie friendly.

A GUI desktop can be installed in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server to reduce the learning curve. But there are still times you need to dig deep into Linux.

Understanding Linux and the tools available to you will give you peace of mind that your Linux server will run smoothly and efficiently.

This book will explain installing, using and administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The book assumes no prior knowledge of Linux so it is perfect for new administrators to quickly get up to speed.

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

It is painful to work with Linux if you are not familiar with its arcane commands. Googling the right command for every problem encountered wastes a lot of valuable time.

Learning its commands enables you to do more with less time. Wouldn’t it be great if those backups are performed automatically everyday.

Learning the vi and Vim Editors

Learning the vi and Vim Editors

vi is tough to use but is needed to edit the various configuration and script files in Linux. And learning vi from the man page or the online help is cumbersome for beginners.

But once you learn vi, you will discover that vi is actually well designed, requiring just a few keystrokes to do complex tasks. So you can do more in less time.

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Posted on 10/9/2010 and last updated on 10/9/2010
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