List books in category Computers & Technology / Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Simplified

    Windows 10 Simplified
    Paul McFedries

    Learn Windows 10 quickly and painlessly with this beginner's guide Windows 10 Simplified is your absolute beginner's guide to the ins and outs of Windows. Fully updated to cover Windows 10, this highly visual guide covers all the new features in addition to the basics, giving you a one-stop resource for complete Windows 10 mastery. Every page features step-by-step screen shots and plain-English instructions that walk you through everything you need to know, no matter how new you are to Windows. You'll master the basics as you learn how to navigate the user interface, work with files, create user accounts, and practice using the tools that make Windows 10 the most efficient Windows upgrade yet. This guide gets you up to speed quickly, with step-by-step screen shots that help you follow along with the clear, patient instruction. Shed your beginner status with easy-to-follow instructions Master the basics of the interface, files, and accounts Browse the web, use media features, and send and receive email Customize Windows to look and work the way you want Learning new computer skills can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Even if you have no Windows experience at all, this visually rich guide demonstrates everything you need to know, starting from the very beginning. If you're ready to become fluent in Windows, Windows 10 Simplified is the easiest, fastest way to learn.

  • Learning Kali Linux: Security Testing, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking

    Learning Kali Linux: Security Testing, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking
    Ric Messier

    With more than 600 security tools in its arsenal, the Kali Linux distribution can be overwhelming. Experienced and aspiring security professionals alike may find it challenging to select the most appropriate tool for conducting a given test. This practical book covers Kali’s expansive security capabilities and helps you identify the tools you need to conduct a wide range of security tests and penetration tests. You’ll also explore the vulnerabilities that make those tests necessary.Author Ric Messier takes you through the foundations of Kali Linux and explains methods for conducting tests on networks, web applications, wireless security, password vulnerability, and more. You’ll discover different techniques for extending Kali tools and creating your own toolset.Learn tools for stress testing network stacks and applicationsPerform network reconnaissance to determine what’s available to attackersExecute penetration tests using automated exploit tools such as MetasploitUse cracking tools to see if passwords meet complexity requirementsTest wireless capabilities by injecting frames and cracking passwordsAssess web application vulnerabilities with automated or proxy-based toolsCreate advanced attack techniques by extending Kali tools or developing your ownUse Kali Linux to generate reports once testing is complete

  • Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands, Edition 3

    Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands, Edition 3
    Daniel J. Barrett

    If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.Selected topics include:The filesystem and shellFile creation and editingText manipulation and pipelinesBackups and remote storageViewing and controlling processesUser account managementBecoming the superuserNetwork connectionsAudio and videoInstalling softwareProgramming with shell scripts

  • 105 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

    105 Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
    James Parker

    Windows 10 is a series of personal computer operating systems produced by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 8.1, and was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and broadly released for retail sale on July 29, 2015.Windows 10 also introduced the Microsoft Edge web browser, a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12.Here in this book you will Find 105 Windows 10 Tips and tricks which I’m sure will help not only fresh users but older users will also find some gems.

  • Programming Excel with VBA and .NET: Solve Real-World Problems with Excel

    Programming Excel with VBA and .NET: Solve Real-World Problems with Excel
    Jeff Webb

    Why program Excel? For solving complex calculations and presenting results, Excel is amazingly complete with every imaginable feature already in place. But programming Excel isn't about adding new features as much as it's about combining existing features to solve particular problems. With a few modifications, you can transform Excel into a task-specific piece of software that will quickly and precisely serve your needs. In other words, Excel is an ideal platform for probably millions of small spreadsheet-based software solutions. The best part is, you can program Excel with no additional tools. A variant of the Visual Basic programming language, VB for Applications (VBA) is built into Excel to facilitate its use as a platform. With VBA, you can create macros and templates, manipulate user interface features such as menus and toolbars, and work with custom user forms or dialog boxes. VBA is relatively easy to use, but if you've never programmed before, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET is a great way to learn a lot very quickly. If you're an experienced Excel user or a Visual Basic programmer, you'll pick up a lot of valuable new tricks. Developers looking forward to .NET development will also find discussion of how the Excel object model works with .NET tools, including Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO). This book teaches you how to use Excel VBA by explaining concepts clearly and concisely in plain English, and provides plenty of downloadable samples so you can learn by doing. You'll be exposed to a wide range of tasks most commonly performed with Excel, arranged into chapters according to subject, with those subjects corresponding to one or more Excel objects. With both the samples and important reference information for each object included right in the chapters, instead of tucked away in separate sections, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET covers the entire Excel object library. For those just starting out, it also lays down the basic rules common to all programming languages. With this single-source reference and how-to guide, you'll learn to use the complete range of Excel programming tasks to solve problems, no matter what you're experience level.

  • Azure DevOps Server 2019 Cookbook: Proven recipes to accelerate your DevOps journey with Azure DevOps Server 2019 (formerly TFS), 2nd Edition, Edition 2

    Azure DevOps Server 2019 Cookbook: Proven recipes to accelerate your DevOps journey with Azure DevOps Server 2019 (formerly TFS), 2nd Edition, Edition 2
    Tarun Arora

    Over 70 recipes to effectively apply DevOps best practices and implement Agile, Git, CI-CD & Test automation using Azure DevOps Server (TFS) 2019Key FeaturesLearn improving code quality using pull requests, branch policies, githooks and git branching designAccelerate the deployment of high quality software by automating build and releases using CI-CD Pipelines.Learn tried and tested techniques to automate database deployments, App Service & Function Deployments in Azure.Book DescriptionAzure DevOps Server, previously known as Team Foundation Server (TFS), is a comprehensive on-premise DevOps toolset with a rich ecosystem of open source plugins. This book is your one stop guide to learn how to effectively use all of these Azure DevOps services to go from zero to DevOps. You will start by building high-quality scalable software targeting .NET, .NET core or Node.js applications. You will learn techniques that will help you to set up end-to-end traceability of your code changes from design through to release. Whether you are deploying software on-premise or in the cloud in App Service, Functions, or Azure VMs, this book will help you learn release management techniques to reduce release failures. Next, you will be able to secure application configuration by using Azure KeyVault. You will also learn how to create and release extensions to the Azure DevOps marketplace and reach million developer ecosystem for feedback. The working extension samples will allow you to iterate changes in your extensions easily and release updates to the marketplace quickly. By the end of this book, techniques provided in the book will help you break down the invisible silos between your software development teams. This will transform you from being a good software development team to an elite modern cross functional software development team.What you will learnSet up a team project for an Agile delivery team, importing requirements from ExcelPlan,track, and monitor progress using self updating boards, Sprint and Kanban boardsUnlock the features of Git by using branch policies, Git pull requests, forks, and Git hooksBuild and release .NET core, SQL and Node.js applications using Azure PipelineAutomate testing by integrating Microsoft and open source testing frameworksExtend Azure DevOps Server to a million developer ecosystemWho this book is forThis book is for anyone looking to succeed with DevOps. The techniques in this book apply to all roles of the software development lifecycle including developers, testers, architects, configuration analysts, site reliability engineers and release managers. If you are a new user you’ll learn how to get started; if you are an experienced user you’ll learn how to launch your project into a modern and mature DevOps enabled software development team.

  • Kali Linux - An Ethical Hacker s Cookbook: End-to-end penetration testing solutions

    Kali Linux – An Ethical Hacker’s Cookbook: End-to-end penetration testing solutions
    Himanshu Sharma

    Over 120 recipes to perform advanced penetration testing with Kali LinuxAbout This BookPractical recipes to conduct effective penetration testing using the powerful Kali LinuxLeverage tools like Metasploit, Wireshark, Nmap, and many more to detect vulnerabilities with easeConfidently perform networking and application attacks using task-oriented recipesWho This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at IT security professionals, pentesters, and security analysts who have basic knowledge of Kali Linux and want to conduct advanced penetration testing techniques.What You Will LearnInstalling, setting up and customizing Kali for pentesting on multiple platformsPentesting routers and embedded devicesBug hunting 2017Pwning and escalating through corporate networkBuffer overflows 101Auditing wireless networksFiddling around with software-defned radioHacking on the run with NetHunterWriting good quality reportsIn DetailWith the current rate of hacking, it is very important to pentest your environment in order to ensure advanced-level security. This book is packed with practical recipes that will quickly get you started with Kali Linux (version 2016.2) according to your needs, and move on to core functionalities. This book will start with the installation and configuration of Kali Linux so that you can perform your tests. You will learn how to plan attack strategies and perform web application exploitation using tools such as Burp, and Jexboss. You will also learn how to perform network exploitation using Metasploit, Sparta, and Wireshark. Next, you will perform wireless and password attacks using tools such as Patator, John the Ripper, and airoscript-ng. Lastly, you will learn how to create an optimum quality pentest report! By the end of this book, you will know how to conduct advanced penetration testing thanks to the book's crisp and task-oriented recipes.Style and approachThis is a recipe-based book that allows you to venture into some of the most cutting-edge practices and techniques to perform penetration testing with Kali Linux.

  • Mastering Embedded Linux Programming: Edition 2

    Mastering Embedded Linux Programming: Edition 2
    Chris Simmonds

    Master the techniques needed to build great, efficient embedded devices on LinuxAbout This BookDiscover how to build and configure reliable embedded Linux devicesThis book has been updated to include Linux 4.9 and Yocto Project 2.2 (Morty)This comprehensive guide covers the remote update of devices in the field and power managementWho This Book Is ForIf you are an engineer who wishes to understand and use Linux in embedded devices, this book is for you. It is also for Linux developers and system programmers who are familiar with embedded systems and want to learn and program the best in class devices. It is appropriate for students studying embedded techniques, for developers implementing embedded Linux devices, and engineers supporting existing Linux devices.What You Will LearnEvaluate the Board Support Packages offered by most manufacturers of a system on chip or embedded moduleUse Buildroot and the Yocto Project to create embedded Linux systems quickly and efficientlyUpdate IoT devices in the field without compromising securityReduce the power budget of devices to make batteries last longerInteract with the hardware without having to write kernel device driversDebug devices remotely using GDB, and see how to measure the performance of the systems using powerful tools such as perk, ftrace, and valgrindFind out how to configure Linux as a real-time operating systemIn DetailEmbedded Linux runs many of the devices we use every day, from smart TVs to WiFi routers, test equipment to industrial controllers – all of them have Linux at their heart. Linux is a core technology in the implementation of the inter-connected world of the Internet of Things.The comprehensive guide shows you the technologies and techniques required to build Linux into embedded systems. You will begin by learning about the fundamental elements that underpin all embedded Linux projects: the toolchain, the bootloader, the kernel, and the root filesystem. You'll see how to create each of these elements from scratch, and how to automate the process using Buildroot and the Yocto Project.Moving on, you'll find out how to implement an effective storage strategy for flash memory chips, and how to install updates to the device remotely once it is deployed. You'll also get to know the key aspects of writing code for embedded Linux, such as how to access hardware from applications, the implications of writing multi-threaded code, and techniques to manage memory in an efficient way. The final chapters show you how to debug your code, both in applications and in the Linux kernel, and how to profile the system so that you can look out for performance bottlenecks.By the end of the book, you will have a complete overview of the steps required to create a successful embedded Linux system.Style and approachThis book is an easy-to-follow and pragmatic guide with in-depth analysis of the implementation of embedded devices. It follows the life cycle of a project from inception through to completion, at each stage giving both the theory that underlies the topic and practical step-by-step walkthroughs of an example implementation.

  • Programming Python: Edition 3

    Programming Python: Edition 3
    Mark Lutz

    Already the industry standard for Python users, ProgrammingPython fromO'Reilly just got even better. This third edition has been updated toreflect current best practices andthe abundance of changes introduced by the latest version of thelanguage, Python 2.5.Whether you're a novice or an advancedpractitioner, you'll find thisrefreshed book more than lives up to its reputation. ProgrammingPython, 3rd Edition, teaches you the rightway to code. It explains Python language syntax and programmingtechniques in a clear and concisemanner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage andcommon idioms. By reading thiscomprehensive guide, you'll learn how to apply Python in real-worldproblem domains such as: GUI programmingInternet scriptingParallel processingDatabase managementNetworked applicationsProgramming Python, Third Edition coverseach of thesetarget domainsgradually, beginning with in-depth discussions of core concepts andthen progressing toward completeprograms. Large examples do appear, but only after you've learnedenough to understand their techniques andcode.Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the Python language inrealistically scaled programs–concepts such as Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and code reuseare recurring side themes throughout thistext. If you're interested in Python programming, then this O'Reillyclassic needs to be within arm's reach. Thewealth of practical advice, snippets of code, and patterns of programdesign can all be put into use on adaily basis–making your life easier and more productive.Reviews of the second edition:"…about as comprehensive as any book can be."–Dr. Dobb's Journal"If the language had manuals, they would undoubtedlybe the texts from O'Reilly…'Learning Python' and 'Programming Python'are definitive treatments."–SD Times

  • Windows 10 Step by Step: Edition 2

    Windows 10 Step by Step: Edition 2
    Joan Lambert

    The quick way to learn today’s Windows 10! This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with the newest version of Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step. Do what you want to do with Windows 10! Explore fun and functional improvements in the newest version Customize your sign-in and manage connections Quickly find files on your computer or in the cloud Tailor your Windows 10 experience for easy access to the information and tools you want Work more efficiently with Quick Action and other shortcuts Get personalized assistance and manage third-party services with Cortana Interact with the web faster and more safely with Microsoft Edge Protect your computer, information, and privacy

  • Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator

    Exam Ref AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator
    Michael Washam

    Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-103—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of deploying and managing infrastructure in Microsoft Azure cloud environments. Designed for experienced cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Manage Azure subscriptions and resources Implement and manage storage Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) Configure and manage virtual networks Manage identities This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you are an experienced Azure administrator who understands and manages diverse storage, security, networking and/or compute cloud services About the Exam Exam AZ-103 focuses on skills and knowledge needed to manage Azure subscriptions; analyze resource utilization and consumption; manage resource groups; establish storage accounts; import/export data; configure Azure files; implement backup; create, configure, and automate VM deployment; manage VMs and VM backups; implement, manage, and connect virtual networks; configure name resolution; create and configure Network Security Groups; manage Azure AD and its objects; and implement and manage hybrid identities. About Microsoft Certification Passing exam AZ-103 earns your Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certification, demonstrating your skills in implementing, monitoring, and maintaining Microsoft Azure solutions, including major services related to compute, storage, network, and security.

  • Windows 10 For Dummies: Edition 3

    Windows 10 For Dummies: Edition 3
    Andy Rathbone

    The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings. Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet—and everything in between. Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10 Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks Be productive at home or in the office If you use Windows 10, you’ll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.

  • Hamshack Raspberry Pi: How to Use the Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities

    Hamshack Raspberry Pi: How to Use the Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities
    James Baughn K9E0H

    Use a forty-dollar credit card–sized computer to enhance your amateur radio operating. Learn how to set up and configure the computer. Then learn how to install operating aids, such as logging, timekeeping, satellite tracking, and Morse code practicing. Communicate in sixteen digital modes. Design antennas and save, restore, and manage memory for your radios.

  • CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exam XK0-004, Edition 4

    CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exam XK0-004, Edition 4
    Christine Bresnahan

    The bestselling study guide completely updated for the NEW CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004 This is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam XK0-004, covering 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Linux is a UNIX-based operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code is free. Because of this Linux is viewed by many organizations and companies as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive OSs, such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ exam tests a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market share continues to grow, so too does demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this book will provide 100% coverage of the NEW Linux+ Exam XK0-004 objectives. The book contains clear and concise information on all Linux administration topic, and includes practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience. Hardware and System Configuration Systems Operation and Maintenance Security Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Automation and Scripting You’ll also have access to an online test bank, including a bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms.

  • Logic Pro X 10.4 - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production

    Logic Pro X 10.4 – Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production
    David Nahmani

    Record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your audio files with this best-selling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro X 10.4. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses step-bystep, project-based instructions and straightforward explanations to teach everything from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques. Using the book’s downloadable lesson files and Logic Pro X, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. From there, learn to record audio and MIDI data, create and edit sequences, and master mixing and automation techniques such as submixing with track stacks. Create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances using Drummer tracks with Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. Use Logic Pro X MIDI FX and Smart Controls to control software synthesizers from a MIDI controller or an iPad. Harness the power of Smart Tempo to make sure all recordings, imported audio files, and samples play in time. Flex Time allows you to precisely edit the timing of notes inside an audio recording, and you’ll explore Flex Pitch to correct the pitch of a vocal recording. Finally, you mix, automate, and master the song, using plug-ins to process only selected sections or entire tracks, giving your audio creations the final polish needed to achieve a professional sound. Downloadable lesson and media files allow you to perform the hands-on exercises. Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks. Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast. Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time. Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple certification exam.

  • Linux Bible: Edition 9

    Linux Bible: Edition 9
    Christopher Negus

    The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done. Get Linux up and running quickly Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.

  • Exam 98-349 MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals: Edition 2

    Exam 98-349 MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals: Edition 2
    Microsoft Official Academic Course

    The Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook for MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals Exam 98-349 2nd Edition is focused primarily on operating configurations and maintenance in Windows. Successful skills mastery of Exam 98-349 can help students with securing a career within an IT enterprise and help them to differentiate job hunters in today's competitive job market. This exam will cover considerations into the following: • Understanding Operating System Configurations. • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems. • Managing Applications. • Managing Files and Folders. • Managing Devices. • Understanding Operating System Maintenance. The MOAC IT Professional series is the Official from Microsoft, turn-key Workforce training program that leads to professional certification and was authored for college instructors and college students. MOAC gets instructors ready to teach and students ready for work by delivering essential resources in 5 key areas: Instructor readiness, student software, student assessment, instruction resources, and learning validation. With the Microsoft Official Academic course program, you are getting instructional support from Microsoft; materials that are accurate and make course delivery easy.

  • Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming, Edition 3

    Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming, Edition 3
    Cameron Newham

    O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell.As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides.If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn:How to install bash as your login shellThe basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobsCommand line editing, history substitution, and key bindingsHow to customize your shell environment without programmingThe nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variablesProcess handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshellsDebugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modesTechniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security

  • Fundamentals of Windows 10

    Fundamentals of Windows 10
    Kevin Wilson

    Teach yourself how to navigate and use the most unified version of Windows in Microsoft’s history, whether it’s on your phone, tablet or desktop computer. With plenty of screen prints, photographs and illustrations, this guide explores… • Windows 10’s new features, menus and utilities • Setting up your computer, downloading and upgrading to Windows 10 • Navigating Windows 10 using the new start menu, action centre, taskbar and touch screen gestures • Using the desktop and running applications • Using Cortana virtual assistant and Microsoft Edge Web Browser • Using OneDrive • Backing up your important data with filehistory • Antivirus and internet safety • Taking, enhancing and organising your photographs • Downloading & watching videos • Downloading & listening to music • Staying in touch friends, family and colleagues using Mail, Calendar & People App • Maintaining Windows 10, scanning drives for errors and basic recovery procedures and more… Techniques are illustrated step by step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field. Whether you have just bought your first windows phone, tablet, computer, laptop or are a keen computer user who has just upgraded to Windows 10, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use a computer like an expert.

  • Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

    Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
    John Savill

    Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.

  • SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide, Edition 2

    SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide, Edition 2
    Daniel J. Barrett

    Are you serious about network security? Then check out SSH, the Secure Shell, which provides key-based authentication and transparent encryption for your network connections. It's reliable, robust, and reasonably easy to use, and both free and commercial implementations are widely available for most operating systems. While it doesn't solve every privacy and security problem, SSH eliminates several of them very effectively.Everything you want to know about SSH is in our second edition of SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide. This updated book thoroughly covers the latest SSH-2 protocol for system administrators and end users interested in using this increasingly popular TCP/IP-based solution.How does it work? Whenever data is sent to the network, SSH automatically encrypts it. When data reaches its intended recipient, SSH decrypts it. The result is "transparent" encryption-users can work normally, unaware that their communications are already encrypted. SSH supports secure file transfer between computers, secure remote logins, and a unique "tunneling" capability that adds encryption to otherwise insecure network applications. With SSH, users can freely navigate the Internet, and system administrators can secure their networks or perform remote administration.Written for a wide, technical audience, SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide covers several implementations of SSH for different operating systems and computing environments. Whether you're an individual running Linux machines at home, a corporate network administrator with thousands of users, or a PC/Mac owner who just wants a secure way to telnet or transfer files between machines, our indispensable guide has you covered. It starts with simple installation and use of SSH, and works its way to in-depth case studies on large, sensitive computer networks.No matter where or how you're shipping information, SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide will show you how to do it securely.

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

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

    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 knowBig-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.

  • Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer

    Raspberry Pi Hacks: Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer
    Ruth Suehle

    With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks.If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas.Use configuration hacks to get more out of your PiBuild your own web server or remote print serverTake the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lightsConnect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costumeHack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projectsDecode audio/video formats or make your own music playerAchieve a low-weight payload for aerial photographyBuild a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab

  • Windows 10: 101 Tips & Tricks

    Windows 10: 101 Tips & Tricks
    Jonathan Moeller

    Windows 10: 101 Tips & Tricks gives users an overview of Windows 10, from using the Start Menu and Desktop to more advanced troubleshooting techniques.In this book, you'll learn how to:-Master the Start Menu.-Use virtual desktops in Task View-Get the most out of the Desktop.-Use the power of File Explorer.-Connect Windows 10 to networks.-Create and eliminate user accounts.-Install powerful apps from the Windows Store.-Employ Task Manager to tame your PC.-And many other tasks.

  • Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment: Advanc Progra UNIX Envir_p3, Edition 3

    Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment: Advanc Progra UNIX Envir_p3, Edition 3
    W. Richard Stevens

    For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification. Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC. This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2). As in previous editions, you’ll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you’ve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments. Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today’s systems, this third edition will be even more valuable.

  • Complete iOS 12 Development Guide: Become a professional iOS developer by mastering Swift, Xcode 10, ARKit, and Core ML

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    Craig Clayton

    Learn to create professional-grade iOS applications for the App Store using the latest iOS 12 features and other helpful toolsKey FeaturesExplore the distinctive design principles that define the iOS user experienceTrain and use machine learning models with Core ML 2 and Create MLDelve into advanced animations with UIViewPropertyAnimator and UIKitDynamicsBook DescriptionWith Apple users spending more money in the App Store, there are plenty of development opportunities for professional iOS developers.This Learning Path is a direct route to iOS development, which will take you through the basics and help you put principles into practice. For experienced programmers, this book will help you gain insights into the latest iOS 12 features. This book is also useful for beginners who want to gain expertise in iOS development. You'll start with an introduction to iOS development, Xcode, and Swift. To give your app the edge, you'll get up to speed with advanced iOS topics, such as gestures and animations. Next, you will understand the latest Swift 4.2 and iOS 12 developments by incorporating new features, such as the latest in notifications, custom-UI notifications, maps, and recent additions in SiriKit. With these tools, you’ll be able to write efficient, readable, and maintainable Swift code that maintains industry best practices.By the end of the book, you will have the confidence to build iOS 12 applications that harness advanced techniques and make the best use of the latest features.This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:iOS 12 Programming for Beginners – Third Edition by Craig ClaytonMastering iOS 12 Programming – Third Edition by Donny WalsWhat you will learnBuild a responsive user interface (UI) and add privacy to your custom-rich notificationsSet up SiriKit to add voice for Siri shortcutsIntegrate iMessage, Siri, and more in your app through app extensionsUse TestFlight to collect feedback before releasing your apps on the App StoreUse Auto Layout to create complex layouts that look visually appealing on any deviceEnhance your app by building your own profiling toolsCreate engaging augmented reality experiences with ARKit 2Who this book is forIf you are completely new to Swift, iOS, or programming and want to become an expert in developing iOS applications, this Learning Path is for you. You’ll also find this Learning Path useful if you’re an experienced programmer looking to explore the latest iOS 12 features.

  • A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming: Edition 4

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    Mark G. Sobell

    The Most Useful Tutorial and Reference, with Hundreds of High-Quality Examples for Every Popular Linux Distribution “First Sobell taught people how to use Linux . . . now he teaches you the power of Linux. A must-have book for anyone who wants to take Linux to the next level.” –Jon “maddog” Hall, Executive Director, Linux International Discover the Power of Linux—Covers macOS, too! Learn from hundreds of realistic, high-quality examples, and become a true command-line guru Covers MariaDB, DNF, and Python 3 300+ page reference section covers 102 utilities, including macOS commands For use with all popular versions of Linux, including Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ Red Hat,® Debian, Mageia, Mint, Arch, CentOS, and macOS Linux is today’s dominant Internet server platform. System administrators and Web developers need deep Linux fluency, including expert knowledge of shells and the command line. This is the only guide with everything you need to achieve that level of Linux mastery. Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools sysadmins, developers, and power users need most, and has created an outstanding day-to-day reference, updated with assistance from new coauthor Matthew Helmke. This title is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic. Packed with hundreds of high-quality, realistic examples, it presents Linux from the ground up: the clearest explanations and most useful information about everything from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming tools to regular expressions. Use a Mac? You’ll find coverage of the macOS command line, including macOS-only tools and utilities that other Linux/UNIX titles ignore. A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Fourth Edition, is the only guide to deliver A MariaDB chapter to get you started with this ubiquitous relational database management system (RDBMS) A masterful introduction to Python for system administrators and power users In-depth coverage of the bash and tcsh shells, including a complete discussion of environment, inheritance, and process locality, plus coverage of basic and advanced shell programming Practical explanations of core utilities, from aspell to xargs, including printf and sshfs/curlftpfs, PLUS macOS–specific utilities from ditto to SetFile Expert guidance on automating remote backups using rsync Dozens of system security tips, including step-by-step walkthroughs of implementing secure communications using ssh and scp Tips and tricks for customizing the shell, including step values, sequence expressions, the eval builtin, and implicit command-line continuation High-productivity editing techniques using vim and emacs A comprehensive, 300-plus-page command reference section covering 102 utilities, including find, grep, sort, and tar Instructions for updating systems using apt-get and dnf And much more, including coverage of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and regular expressions

  • Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Edition 2

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    Jonathan Katz

    Cryptography is ubiquitous and plays a key role in ensuring data secrecy and integrity as well as in securing computer systems more broadly. Introduction to Modern Cryptography provides a rigorous yet accessible treatment of this fascinating subject. The authors introduce the core principles of modern cryptography, with an emphasis on formal definitions, clear assumptions, and rigorous proofs of security. The book begins by focusing on private-key cryptography, including an extensive treatment of private-key encryption, message authentication codes, and hash functions. The authors also present design principles for widely used stream ciphers and block ciphers including RC4, DES, and AES, plus provide provable constructions of stream ciphers and block ciphers from lower-level primitives. The second half of the book covers public-key cryptography, beginning with a self-contained introduction to the number theory needed to understand the RSA, Diffie-Hellman, and El Gamal cryptosystems (and others), followed by a thorough treatment of several standardized public-key encryption and digital signature schemes. Integrating a more practical perspective without sacrificing rigor, this widely anticipated Second Edition offers improved treatment of: Stream ciphers and block ciphers, including modes of operation and design principles Authenticated encryption and secure communication sessions Hash functions, including hash-function applications and design principles Attacks on poorly implemented cryptography, including attacks on chained-CBC encryption, padding-oracle attacks, and timing attacks The random-oracle model and its application to several standardized, widely used public-key encryption and signature schemes Elliptic-curve cryptography and associated standards such as DSA/ECDSA and DHIES/ECIES Containing updated exercises and worked examples, Introduction to Modern Cryptography, Second Edition can serve as a textbook for undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in cryptography, a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners, or a general introduction suitable for self-study.

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    Matt Richardson

    What can you do with the Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer the size of a credit card? All sorts of things! If you’re learning how to program, or looking to build new electronic projects, this hands-on guide will show you just how valuable this flexible little platform can be. This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more. Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi’s board Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system Pick up the basics of Python and Scratch—and start programming Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with the Pygame framework Use the Pi’s input and output pins to do some hardware hacking Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi complement each other Integrate USB webcams and other peripherals into your projects Create your own Pi-based web server with Python

  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104, Edition 3

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    Christine Bresnahan

    CompTIA Authorized Linux+ prepCompTIA Linux+ Study Guide is your comprehensive study guide for the Linux+ Powered by LPI certification exams. With complete coverage of 100% of the objectives on both exam LX0-103 and exam LX0-104, this study guide provides clear, concise information on all aspects of Linux administration, with a focus on the latest version of the exam. You'll gain the insight of examples drawn from real-world scenarios, with detailed guidance and authoritative coverage of key topics, including GNU and Unix commands, system operation, system administration, system services, security, and more, from a practical perspective that easily translates into on-the-job know-how. You'll also get access to helpful study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms that are important to know for exam day. Linux is viewed by many companies and organizations as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams test a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. Review the basic system architecture, installation, and management Understand commands, devices, and file systems Utilize shells, scripting, and data management techniques Navigate user interfaces, desktops, and essential system services As the Linux server market share continue to grow, so too does the demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Certification holders must recertify every five years, but LPI recommends recertifying every two years to stay fully up to date with new technologies and best practices. CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide gives you the advantage of exam day confidence.

  • CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exam XK0-004, Edition 4

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    Christine Bresnahan

    The bestselling study guide completely updated for the NEW CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004 This is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam XK0-004, covering 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Linux is a UNIX-based operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code is free. Because of this Linux is viewed by many organizations and companies as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive OSs, such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ exam tests a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market share continues to grow, so too does demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this book will provide 100% coverage of the NEW Linux+ Exam XK0-004 objectives. The book contains clear and concise information on all Linux administration topic, and includes practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience. Hardware and System Configuration Systems Operation and Maintenance Security Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Automation and Scripting You’ll also have access to an online test bank, including a bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms.

  • Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM, Volume 3

    Windows PowerShell Cookbook: for Windows, Exchange 2007, and MOM, Volume 3
    Lee Holmes

    This Cookbook by Windows PowerShell team developer Lee Holmes provides hundreds of tested scripts that you can use right away to get Microsoft's new tool working for you. More than 150 recipes, combined with a concise task-based introduction to the Windows PowerShell scripting language and environment, make it the perfect look-up guide when you encounter a thorny problem, or need a quick solution. The ideal companion to any tutorial or reference, this book meets the needs of system administrators at any level.Microsoft has revolutionized the world of system management and command-line shells with its release of Windows PowerShell, and Lee Holmes gives you practical tools and inside advice that will make you a more productive user and administrator. You will be able to solve everything from automating routine tasks, working with files, event logs and other forms of structured data, to managing the users and resources of complex Windows networks. Each recipe includes a focused piece of code plus discussion of how and why it works, so that you can apply the solution to similar tasks.You get an array of recipes covering PowerShell fundamentals, common tasks, and administrator tasks, including:Pipelines, variables, objects, looping and flow control, strings and unstructured text, calculations and mathSimple files; structured files; Internet-enabled scripts; code reuse; lists, arrays and hashtables; user feedback; error management; environmental awareness; script signing; and moreFiles and directories, registry manipulation, comparing data, event logs, process cmdlets, service cmdlets, Active Directory, enterprise computer management, and moreThose who administer Microsoft's Exchange 2007 and System Center Operations Manager (formerly MOM) will also benefit from this book, with separate chapters devoted to these servers. All Windows administrators will appreciate the appendices that include a PowerShell language quick reference, and a reference to the .NET, WMI and COM objects that PowerShell scripters will use often.With working scripts, tutorials, and references all in one volume, Windows PowerShell Cookbook will turbocharge the productivity of any Windows administrator.

  • Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud

    Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud
    Brendan Gregg

    The Complete Guide to Optimizing Systems Performance Written by the winner of the 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration Large-scale enterprise, cloud, and virtualized computing systems have introduced serious performance challenges. Now, internationally renowned performance expert Brendan Gregg has brought together proven methodologies, tools, and metrics for analyzing and tuning even the most complex environments. Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud focuses on Linux® and Unix® performance, while illuminating performance issues that are relevant to all operating systems. You’ll gain deep insight into how systems work and perform, and learn methodologies for analyzing and improving system and application performance. Gregg presents examples from bare-metal systems and virtualized cloud tenants running Linux-based Ubuntu®, Fedora®, CentOS, and the illumos-based Joyent® SmartOS™ and OmniTI OmniOS®. He systematically covers modern systems performance, including the “traditional” analysis of CPUs, memory, disks, and networks, and new areas including cloud computing and dynamic tracing. This book also helps you identify and fix the “unknown unknowns” of complex performance: bottlenecks that emerge from elements and interactions you were not aware of. The text concludes with a detailed case study, showing how a real cloud customer issue was analyzed from start to finish. Coverage includes • Modern performance analysis and tuning: terminology, concepts, models, methods, and techniques • Dynamic tracing techniques and tools, including examples of DTrace, SystemTap, and perf • Kernel internals: uncovering what the OS is doing • Using system observability tools, interfaces, and frameworks • Understanding and monitoring application performance • Optimizing CPUs: processors, cores, hardware threads, caches, interconnects, and kernel scheduling • Memory optimization: virtual memory, paging, swapping, memory architectures, busses, address spaces, and allocators • File system I/O, including caching • Storage devices/controllers, disk I/O workloads, RAID, and kernel I/O • Network-related performance issues: protocols, sockets, interfaces, and physical connections • Performance implications of OS and hardware-based virtualization, and new issues encountered with cloud computing • Benchmarking: getting accurate results and avoiding common mistakes This guide is indispensable for anyone who operates enterprise or cloud environments: system, network, database, and web admins; developers; and other professionals. For students and others new to optimization, it also provides exercises reflecting Gregg’s extensive instructional experience.

  • Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies: Edition 3

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    Peter Weverka

    Get up to speed on Windows 10 With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, getting familiar with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you're interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further. This book uses a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first-time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way! Work with Windows 10 on any device Upload, edit, and download pictures Play games and enjoy social media Keep your system secure Perform routine maintenance If you’ve just purchased your first computer or upgraded to a new model, Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies offers everything you need to make the transition as smooth as possible!

  • Exam Ref 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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    Craig Zacker

    Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-740–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows Server 2016 installation, storage, and compute features and capabilities. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Install Windows Servers in host and compute environments • Implement storage solutions • Implement Hyper-V • Implement Windows containers • Implement high availability • Maintain and monitor server environments This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience working with Windows Server in an enterprise environment; are familiar with core networking infrastructure, topologies, architectures, and protocols; and have experience with Windows clients and virtualization About the Exam Exam 70-740 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and configure storage and compute features and functionality in Windows Server 2016. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of core Windows Server 2016 skills for reducing IT costs and delivering more business value. Exam 70-741 (Networking with Windows Server 2016) and Exam 70-742 (Identity with Windows Server 2016) are also required for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

  • UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook: UNIX Linux Syste Admin Han_5, Edition 5

    UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook: UNIX Linux Syste Admin Han_5, Edition 5
    Evi Nemeth

    “As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition—except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.” —Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media “This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.” —Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security “This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems’ history but doesn’t bloviate. It’s just straight-forward information delivered in a colorful and memorable fashion.” —Jason A. Nunnelley UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition, is today’s definitive guide to installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, including systems that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure. Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authors—world-class, hands-on technologists—offer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics. Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written ¿guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.

  • sed & awk: UNIX Power Tools, Edition 2

    sed & awk: UNIX Power Tools, Edition 2
    Dale Dougherty

    sed & awk describes two text processing programs that are mainstays of the UNIX programmer's toolbox.sed is a "stream editor" for editing streams of text that might be too large to edit as a single file, or that might be generated on the fly as part of a larger data processing step. The most common operation done with sed is substitution, replacing one block of text with another.awk is a complete programming language. Unlike many conventional languages, awk is "data driven" — you specify what kind of data you are interested in and the operations to be performed when that data is found. awk does many things for you, including automatically opening and closing data files, reading records, breaking the records up into fields, and counting the records. While awk provides the features of most conventional programming languages, it also includes some unconventional features, such as extended regular expression matching and associative arrays. sed & awk describes both programs in detail and includes a chapter of example sed and awk scripts.This edition covers features of sed and awk that are mandated by the POSIX standard. This most notably affects awk, where POSIX standardized a new variable, CONVFMT, and new functions, toupper() and tolower(). The CONVFMT variable specifies the conversion format to use when converting numbers to strings (awk used to use OFMT for this purpose). The toupper() and tolower() functions each take a (presumably mixed case) string argument and return a new version of the string with all letters translated to the corresponding case.In addition, this edition covers GNU sed, newly available since the first edition. It also updates the first edition coverage of Bell Labs nawk and GNU awk (gawk), covers mawk, an additional freely available implementation of awk, and briefly discusses three commercial versions of awk, MKS awk, Thompson Automation awk (tawk), and Videosoft (VSAwk).

  • Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible: Edition 3

    Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible: Edition 3
    Richard Blum

    Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This guide includes useful tutorials, and a desk reference value of numerous examples. The Linux command line allows you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux. Write simple script utilities to automate tasks Understand the shell, and create shell scripts Produce database, e-mail, and web scripts Study scripting examples ranging from basic to advanced Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know. Why not learn to use the system to its utmost capability? Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities.

  • Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking

    Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking
    Mitch Tulloch

    This scenario-focused title provides concise technical guidance and insights for troubleshooting and optimizing networking with Hyper-V. Written by experienced virtualization professionals, this little book packs a lot of value into a few pages, offering a lean read with lots of real-world insights and best practices for Hyper-V networking optimization in Windows Server 2012. Focused guide extends your knowledge and capabilities with Hyper-V networking in Windows Server 2012 Shares hands-on insights from a team of Microsoft virtualization experts Provides pragmatic troubleshooting and optimization guidance from the field

  • Mastering VMware vSphere 6

    Mastering VMware vSphere 6
    Nick Marshall

    Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.

  • CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide: (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400)

    CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide: (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400)
    Ross Brunson

    This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book. Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 exam success with this CompTIA Authorized Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner. Master CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103/LX0-104 and LPIC-1 101 & 102 (Version 4) exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks Learn from bonus video mentoring on DVD from Pearson’s popular LPIC-1 101 and 102 LiveLessons CompTIA® Linux+ Cert Guide/LPIC-1 is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Long-time Linux insider Ross Brunson and Linux infrastructure expert Sean Walberg share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. The book also contains bonus video mentoring on DVD from Pearson’s popular LPIC-1 101 and 102 LiveLessons. Go to the back pages of your eBook for instructions on how to access the personal video mentoring content. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA-authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The CompTIA-authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the latest CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 exams, including the following: Installing Linux The Boot Process Package Install and Management Basic Command Line Usage File Management Text Processing/Advanced Command Line Process Management Editing Text Partitions and Filesystems Permissions Customizing Shell Environments Shell Scripting Basic SQL Management Configuring User Interfaces and Desktops Managing Users and Groups Schedule and Automate Tasks Configuring Print and Email Services Logging and Time Services Networking Fundamentals Security

  • Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Power Users: Edition 2

    Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Power Users: Edition 2
    Christopher Negus

    This updated bestseller from Linux guru Chris Negus is packed with an array of new and revised material As a longstanding bestseller, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox has taught you how to get the most out Ubuntu, the world's most popular Linux distribution. With this anticipated new edition, Christopher Negus returns with a host of new and expanded coverage on tools for managing file systems, ways to connect to networks, techniques for securing Ubuntu systems, and a look at the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu, all aimed at getting you up and running with Ubuntu Linux quickly. Covers installation, configuration, shell primer, the desktop, administrations, servers, and security Delves into coverage of popular applications for the web, productivity suites, and e-mail Highlights setting up a server (Apache, Samba, CUPS) Boasts a handy trim size so that you can take it with you on the go Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Second Edition prepares you with a host of updated tools for today's environment, as well as expanded coverage on everything you know to confidently start using Ubuntu today.

  • Active Directory For Dummies: Edition 2

    Active Directory For Dummies: Edition 2
    Steve Clines

    Whether you’re new to Active Directory (AD) or a savvy system administrator looking to brush up on your skills, Active Directory for Dummies, 2nd Edition will steer you in the right direction! Since its original release, Microsoft’s implementation of the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) for the Windows Server line of networking software has become one of the most popular directory service products in the world. If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book! You’ll understand the basics of AD and utilize its structures to simplify your life and secure your digital environment. You’ll discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups, assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the network. You’ll find new and updated material on security improvements, significant user interface changes, and updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies, accidental object deletion protection, and more. You will learn how to: Navigate the functions and structures of AD Understand business and technical requirements and determine goals Become familiar with physical components like site links, network services, and site topology Manage and monitor new features, AD replication, and schema management Maintain AD databases Avoid common AD mistakes that can undermine network security Complete with lists of the ten most important points about AD, and ten cool Web resources, and ten troubleshooting tips, Active Directory For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Active Directory. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux: A Practical Gui Ubun Linu_p4, Edition 4

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    Mark G. Sobell

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    Kerrie Meyler

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  • Linux Essentials: Edition 2

    Linux Essentials: Edition 2
    Christine Bresnahan

    Learn Linux, and take your career to the next level! Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information—information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence. An open source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce. Access lessons that are organized by task, allowing you to quickly identify the topics you are looking for and navigate the comprehensive information presented by the book Discover the basics of the Linux operating system, including distributions, types of open source applications, freeware, licensing, operations, navigation, and more Explore command functions, including navigating the command line, turning commands into scripts, and more Identify and create user types, users, and groups Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition is a critical resource for anyone starting a career in IT or anyone new to the Linux operating system.

  • Beginning Linux Programming: by Knowledge flow

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    Knowledge flow

    ★★★★★LEARNING STARTS WITH VIEWING THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY. ★★★★★Knowledge flow — A mobile learning platform provides Apps and Books.Knowledge flow provides learning book of Beginning Linux Programming. This book is for all information technology, computer science and students and professionals across the world. Linux programming is not easy to learn but this book of Linux programming interface provides basic concepts with easy examples.Contents:1. Introduction to Linux Programming interface2. Architecture of Linux3. Development and Hardware support4. Uses of Linux5. Linux file tree6. Command line arguments7. Control operators8. File sub-system9. Bash, Command shell, Piping and Re-direction10. Working with Linux files and directories11. Shell scripting in Linux12. List of OS To find more education books, visit here http://knowledgeflow.in/books.

  • Linux All-In-One For Dummies: Edition 6

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    Emmett Dulaney

    8 mini books chock full of Linux! Inside, over 800 pages of Linux topics are organized into eight task-oriented mini books that help you understand all aspects of the latest OS distributions of the most popular open-source operating system in use today. Topics include getting up and running with basics, desktops, networking, internet services, administration, security, scripting, Linux certification, and more. This new edition of Linux All-in-One For Dummies has a unique focus on Ubuntu, while still including coverage of Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, and others. The market is looking for administrators, and part of the qualifications needed for job openings is the authentication of skills by vendor-neutral third parties (CompTIA/Linux Professional Institute)—and that’s something other books out there don’t address. Install and configure peripherals, software packages, and keep everything current Connect to the internet, set up a local area network (including a primer on TCP/IP, and managing a local area network using configuration tools and files) Browse the web securely and anonymously Get everything you need to pass your entry-level Linux certification exams This book is for anyone getting familiar with the Linux OS, and those looking for test-prep content as they study for the level-1 Linux certification!

  • Essential Windows 10

    Essential Windows 10
    Kevin Wilson

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  • Classic Shell Scripting: Hidden Commands that Unlock the Power of Unix

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    Arnold Robbins

    Shell scripting skills never go out of style. It's the shell that unlocks the real potential of Unix. Shell scripting is essential for Unix users and system administrators-a way to quickly harness and customize the full power of any Unix system. With shell scripts, you can combine the fundamental Unix text and file processing commands to crunch data and automate repetitive tasks. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. Classic Shell Scripting is written to help you reliably navigate these tricky waters.Writing shell scripts requires more than just a knowledge of the shell language, it also requires familiarity with the individual Unix programs: why each one is there, how to use them by themselves, and in combination with the other programs. The authors are intimately familiar with the tips and tricks that can be used to create excellent scripts, as well as the traps that can make your best effort a bad shell script. With Classic Shell Scripting you'll avoid hours of wasted effort. You'll learn not only write useful shell scripts, but how to do it properly and portably.The ability to program and customize the shell quickly, reliably, and portably to get the best out of any individual system is an important skill for anyone operating and maintaining Unix or Linux systems. Classic Shell Scripting gives you everything you need to master these essential skills.

  • Exam Ref AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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    Jim Cheshire

    Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-900–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of cloud services and how they can be provided with Microsoft Azure. Designed for professionals in any non-technical or technical role, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Fundamentals level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Understand cloud concepts Understand core Azure services Understand security, privacy, compliance, and trust Understand Azure pricing and support This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you want to show foundational knowledge of cloud services and their delivery with Microsoft Azure; no technical background or IT experience is required About the Exam Exam AZ-900 focuses on knowledge needed to evaluate cloud service’s value; explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; compare public, private, and hybrid cloud models; understand core Azure architectural components, products, and management tools; describe the Azure Marketplace, its usage, and key solutions; understand Azure security, identity services, and monitoring; manage privacy, compliance, and data protection; price subscriptions and manage costs; choose support options; use Service Level Agreements; and understand the Azure service lifecycle. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam fulfills your requirements for the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals credential, demonstrating that you understand cloud concepts, core Azure Services, Azure pricing and support, and the fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust. See full details at: www.microsoft.com/learn

  • Operating System Concepts: Edition 10

    Operating System Concepts: Edition 10
    Abraham Silberschatz

    The tenth edition of Operating System Concepts has been revised to keep it fresh and up-to-date with contemporary examples of how operating systems function, as well as enhanced interactive elements to improve learning and the student’s experience with the material. It combines instruction on concepts with real-world applications so that students can understand the practical usage of the content. End-of-chapter problems, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. New interactive self-assessment problems are provided throughout the text to help students monitor their level of understanding and progress. A Linux virtual machine (including C and Java source code and development tools) allows students to complete programming exercises that help them engage further with the material. The Enhanced E-Text is also available bundled with an abridged print companion and can be ordered by contacting customer service here: ISBN: 9781119456339 Price: $97.95 Canadian Price: $111.50

  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition: Covering 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, Edition 13

    Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition: Covering 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, Edition 13
    Matthew Helmke

    Covers 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10 Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, including two new chapters, by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release, with forthcoming online updates for 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10 when they are released. Linux writer Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book. Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of the Ubuntu desktop experience, common web servers and software stacks, containers like Docker and Kubernetes, as well as a wealth of systems administration information that is stable and valuable over many years. Configure and use the Ubuntu desktop Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice Manage Linux services, users, and software packages Administer and run Ubuntu from the command line Automate tasks and use shell scripting Provide secure remote access and configure a secure VPN Manage kernels and modules Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, DNS, and HTTP servers (Apache, Nginx, or alternatives) Learn about new options for managing large numbers of servers Work with databases (both SQL and the newest NoSQL alternatives) Get started with virtualization and cloud deployment, including information about containers Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and gain an introduction to new alternatives such as Go and Rust

  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104, Edition 3

    CompTIA Linux+ Powered by Linux Professional Institute Study Guide: Exam LX0-103 and Exam LX0-104, Edition 3
    Christine Bresnahan

    CompTIA Authorized Linux+ prepCompTIA Linux+ Study Guide is your comprehensive study guide for the Linux+ Powered by LPI certification exams. With complete coverage of 100% of the objectives on both exam LX0-103 and exam LX0-104, this study guide provides clear, concise information on all aspects of Linux administration, with a focus on the latest version of the exam. You'll gain the insight of examples drawn from real-world scenarios, with detailed guidance and authoritative coverage of key topics, including GNU and Unix commands, system operation, system administration, system services, security, and more, from a practical perspective that easily translates into on-the-job know-how. You'll also get access to helpful study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms that are important to know for exam day. Linux is viewed by many companies and organizations as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI exams test a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. Review the basic system architecture, installation, and management Understand commands, devices, and file systems Utilize shells, scripting, and data management techniques Navigate user interfaces, desktops, and essential system services As the Linux server market share continue to grow, so too does the demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Certification holders must recertify every five years, but LPI recommends recertifying every two years to stay fully up to date with new technologies and best practices. CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide gives you the advantage of exam day confidence.

  • Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, Edition 2

    Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, Edition 2
    Robert Love

    Write software that draws directly on services offered by the Linux kernel and core system libraries. With this comprehensive book, Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code.Love clearly distinguishes between POSIX standard functions and special services offered only by Linux. With a new chapter on multithreading, this updated and expanded edition provides an in-depth look at Linux from both a theoretical and applied perspective over a wide range of programming topics, including:A Linux kernel, C library, and C compiler overviewBasic I/O operations, such as reading from and writing to filesAdvanced I/O interfaces, memory mappings, and optimization techniquesThe family of system calls for basic process managementAdvanced process management, including real-time processesThread concepts, multithreaded programming, and PthreadsFile and directory managementInterfaces for allocating memory and optimizing memory accessBasic and advanced signal interfaces, and their role on the systemClock management, including POSIX clocks and high-resolution timers

  • Understanding Linux Network Internals: Guided Tour to Networking on Linux

    Understanding Linux Network Internals: Guided Tour to Networking on Linux
    Christian Benvenuti

    If you've ever wondered how Linux carries out the complicated tasks assigned to it by the IP protocols — or if you just want to learn about modern networking through real-life examples — Understanding Linux Network Internals is for you.Like the popular O'Reilly book, Understanding the Linux Kernel, this book clearly explains the underlying concepts and teaches you how to follow the actual C code that implements it. Although some background in the TCP/IP protocols is helpful, you can learn a great deal from this text about the protocols themselves and their uses. And if you already have a base knowledge of C, you can use the book's code walkthroughs to figure out exactly what this sophisticated part of the Linux kernel is doing.Part of the difficulty in understanding networks — and implementing them — is that the tasks are broken up and performed at many different times by different pieces of code. One of the strengths of this book is to integrate the pieces and reveal the relationships between far-flung functions and data structures. Understanding Linux Network Internals is both a big-picture discussion and a no-nonsense guide to the details of Linux networking. Topics include:Key problems with networkingNetwork interface card (NIC) device driversSystem initializationLayer 2 (link-layer) tasks and implementationLayer 3 (IPv4) tasks and implementationNeighbor infrastructure and protocols (ARP)BridgingRoutingICMPAuthor Christian Benvenuti, an operating system designer specializing in networking, explains much more than how Linux code works. He shows the purposes of major networking features and the trade-offs involved in choosing one solution over another. A large number of flowcharts and other diagrams enhance the book's understandability.

  • UNIX For Dummies: Edition 5

    UNIX For Dummies: Edition 5
    John R. Levine

    UNIX For Dummies has been the standard for beginning UNIX references for nearly ten years, and this latest edition continues that tradition of success This unparalled resource is updated to cover the latest applications of UNIX technology, including Linux and Mac desktops as well as how UNIX works with Microsoft server software Thorough coverage of how to handle UNIX installation, file management, software, utilities, networks, Internet access, and other basic tasks Aimed at the first-time UNIX desktop user growing accustomed to the ins and outs of the OS, as well as the beginning administrator who needs to get a handle on UNIX networking basics Written by John Levine and Margaret Levine Young, longtime UNIX experts and highly experienced For Dummies authors

  • Windows PowerShell Step by Step: Window PowerS Step Step _p3, Edition 3

    Windows PowerShell Step by Step: Window PowerS Step Step _p3, Edition 3
    Ed Wilson

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  • Mastering Docker Enterprise: A companion guide for agile container adoption

    Mastering Docker Enterprise: A companion guide for agile container adoption
    Mark Panthofer

    A journey toward containerized applications in production with a cloud-portable, secure, robust and highly available Docker Enterprise platform.Key FeaturesGet an insider’s view into the container movement and Docker EnterpriseManage the transformation associated with enterprise container adoptionWalk through the enterprise container adoption journeyBook DescriptionWhile known mostly as the open source engine behind tens of millions of server nodes, Docker also offers commercially supported enterprise tooling known as the Docker Enterprise. This platform leverages the deep roots from Docker Engine – Community (formerly Docker CE) and Kubernetes, but adds support and tooling to efficiently operate a secure container platform at scale. With hundreds of enterprises on board, best practices and adoption patterns are emerging rapidly. These learning points can be used to inform adopters and help manage the enterprise transformation associated with enterprise container adoption. This book starts by explaining the case for Docker Enterprise, as well as its structure and reference architecture. From there, we progress through the PoC,pilot and production stages as a working model for adoption, evolving the platform’s design and configuration for each stage and using detailed application examples along the way to clarify and demonstrate important concepts.The book concludes with Docker’s impact on other emerging software technologies, such as Blockchain and Serverless computing.By the end of this book, you’ll have a better understanding of what it takes to get your enterprise up and running with Docker Enterprise and beyond.What you will learnUnderstand why containers are important to an enterpriseUnderstand the features and components of Docker Enterprise 2Find out about the PoC, pilot, and production adoption phasesGet to know the best practices for installing and operating Docker EnterpriseUnderstand what is important for a Docker Enterprise in productionRun Kubernetes on Docker EnterpriseWho this book is forThis book is for Software Architects, DevOps Engineers, Tech Ops, Docker professionals, or any IT professional working with Docker and containers who wants to move containerized workloads to production. This book discusses the enterprise adoption of Docker and Kubernetes,therefore a basic understanding of Docker concepts will be helpful.