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CentOS 8 Essentials

By Neil Smyth
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About this book
Linux kernel development is perhaps the world's largest collaborative project to date. With CentOS 8 Essentials, you’ll be given easily accessible information to install, use, and administer the CentOS 8 distribution. The book begins with a concise history of the Linux operating system and CentOS. You’ll then learn how to install CentOS 8 using the dual boot configuration so that it can coexist with Windows on the same drive. After installing CentOS, you’ll learn GNOME 3 — the desktop environment included with CentOS 8 that helps you navigate through the distribution. As you progress, you’ll explore the Cockpit web interface that enables you to perform tasks via a web browser instead of using the command-line. You’ll then take a brief tour of the Bash shell environment and learn ways to administer a system that doesn’t have a desktop or a Cockpit interface. While learning advanced concepts, you’ll see how to manage swap space efficiently and control the performance of CentOS 8. By the end of the book, you’ll have all the essential information you need to comfortably start using the CentOS 8 distribution.
Publication date:
May 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
261
ISBN
9781800561830

About the Author
  • Neil Smyth

    Neil Smyth has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including roles in software development and enterprise-level UNIX and Linux system administration. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in information technology, he also holds A+, Security+, Network+, Project+, and Microsoft Certified Professional certifications and is a CIW Database Design Specialist. Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Payload Media, Inc. (a technical content publishing company), and the author of the Essentials range of programming and system administration books.

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