The GNU/Linux Operating System

GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

  • Authors: Remo Suppi Boldrito, Josep Jorba Esteve
  • Coordinator: Josep Jorba Esteve
  • Licenses: GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribute ShareAlike License
  • Information: 545 Pages; 18.8 Mb

GNU/Linux systems have reached a level of maturity that allows to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from mobile phones to server farms.

The contents of the module "The GNU/Linux operating system", of which this book is the main documentation, are mostly related to systems administration. Students will learn how to install, configure and optimise a GNU/Linux operating system and the most widely used computer services.

During this course students will engage in practical activities related to these topics, applying them in real GNU/Linux systems.

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Evolution of this book

The FTA has reused existing course materials from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). The first version of this course book was published in 2004 for the Master Programme in Free software of the UOC. In 2008, this book was translated into English with the help of the SELF (Science, Education and Learning in Freedom) Project, supported by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme. In 2009, this material has been improved by the Free Technology Academy. Additionally the FTA has developed a study guide and learning activities which are available for learners enrolled in the FTA Campus.

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