Linux-based operating systems are extremely powerful and flexible, but unlocking that power and flexibility requires knowledge and understanding of how the systems work. Tuning and Customizing a Linux System goes beyond the mere basics of using and administrating Linux systems—it covers how the systems are designed. Through detailed analyses of popular Linux distributions, real-world case studies, and example configurations and administration tasks, you will come away with a genuine mastery of Linux-based operating systems (as well as Unix-like systems in general.)
Tuning and Customizing a Linux System is geared toward users of Linux systems who already know the basics but aren't yet gurus. The author fills in the gaps left by other books, creating a bridge from the basic "how to" to the plane of true mastery. You'll find detailed examples of what a Linux distribution actually consists of, and you’ll explore explore three popular distributions in detail, learning useful techniques along the way. This comprehensive guide provides you with a complete, practical understanding of what's going on under the covers.
About the Author
Daniel L. Morrill is a computer scientist working as a researcher at the GE Global Research Center in upstate New York. He holds a master's degree in computer science and has extensive experience with a variety of operating systems in a number of environments. He has worked with many types of UNIX systems, IBM's OS/2, Microsoft's various Windows platforms, and even real-time and embedded operating systems. He has successfully used his knowledge of Linux systems to support real-world projects professionally, and he has used Linux exclusively on all of his personal systems for years.