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Beginning Modern Unix

Learn to Live Comfortably in a Modern Unix Environment

Authors: Jain, Manish

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  • Only book on the market looking at the modern state of Unix and recent, relevant technologies
  • An exhaustive collection of everyday computer tasks and how to address them in the Unix world
  • Suitable for complete beginners with no previous experience of Unix 
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3528-7
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Softcover ¥5,071
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3527-0
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About this book

Discover how to leverage modern Unix even if you’ve never worked with Unix before. This book presents everything in conceptual terms that you can understand, rather than tips to be committed raw to memory.

You will learn everyday tasks ranging from basic system administration—partitioning and mounting filesystems, software installation, network configuration, working from the command line) — to Bourne shell scripting, using graphical applications, as well as fanciful things  such as emulation layers for Windows and Linux and virtualization with VirtualBox.

It’s now 50 years since the creation of Unix but it is still growing. As Unix now moves to everyone's OS (open-source FreeBSD/Linux), it is the perfect time to start your journey with Beginning Modern Unix as your guide. 

What You'll Learn

  • Live comfortably in a modern Unix environment, both on the command-line and in the graphical world. 
  • Choose the right hardware for Unix
  • Work with Unix in real world settings
  • Develop Unix applications
  • Review advanced techniques in Shell scripting

Who This Book Is For

Everyone who uses a computer – those who intend to migrate to Unix as well as those who are worried about migrating to Unix, perhaps fearing it is a pure command-line or ‘difficult’ world.

About the authors

Manish Jain has worked with Unix for over 15 years, and has worked for companies such as IBM, Pitney Bowes, and Cognizant. In 2011, he received the Cognizant Alliance Award (Cognizant’s highest award for programmers) for revamping PayPal’s monolithic Risk Management code for failed Bank transactions to create a static library with gains in scalability and performance. This involved ~10,000 lines of code delivered in C++ (Red Hat Linux). 

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eBook ¥4,056
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3528-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover ¥5,071
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3527-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Modern Unix
Book Subtitle
Learn to Live Comfortably in a Modern Unix Environment
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Manish Jain
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3528-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3528-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3527-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 417
Number of Illustrations
247 b/w illustrations
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