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    Linux expert William E. Shotts Jr. wants more Linux users to discover the command line and tap the advanced functionality below the GUI.

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    Upgrading to Ubuntu Server 11.04 may not be necessary, as you may want to wait for the April 2012 release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Learn about why to upgrade now, and how to do it.

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    Quick command line navigation and execution is the key to easy Linux system administration. Learn these 10 command line tricks to increase your proficiency and speed in Bash or other Linux shells.

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Introduction to Linux system administration

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    Configuring the new version of GRUB in Ubuntu Server 9.10 has changed. Learn how to install, apply changes to default settings and gain insight in the configuration files in /etc/GRUB.d/*. 

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    OpenVAS is an open source network security scanner, and version 3.0.0 has useful features for your Linux system. Learn how to install and set-up OpenVAS in your data center from source on a Linux server. 

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    Linux jobs rank third in Dice.com job posting but demand is growing, unlike Windows. Virtualization is the most sought-after additional skill. 

  • Migrating infrastructure from Unix to Linux

    Unix-to-Linux migration expert Ken Milberg describes how virtualization, support, clustering and more fit into the migration of an IT infrastructure to Unix. 

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    How well do you know Linux? Network and systems administrators can test their understanding of Linux commands and configuration utilities with this quiz. 

  • Learning the craft of Linux administration with "Pro Linux System Administration"

    Pro Linux System Administration provides models for implementing a Linux infrastructure and builds the foundation you need to manage open source business systems. This guide to Linux administration provides readers with real-world examples, tips and ... 

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    The most popular and useful Linux command utilities and programs, like sudo, chmod, exec, rpm, to name a few. 

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