Second Edition Linux Book Released

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TSTC Publishing announces the release of the second edition of the Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which provides security recommendations for the RHEL 5 operating system for system administrators. Readers may also want to buy the book bundled with Introduction to Linux: A Hands-On Guide.

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Features of the books include numerous screenshots, detailed instructions of everyday tasks and information written by a Linux audience for a Linux audience.

Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 made its second edition debut on March 21. The book provides security recommendations for the Red Hat Enterprises Linux (RHEL) 5 operating system for system administrators. The guidance provided is applicable to all variants of the system including desktops, servers and advanced platform. The book includes chapters on system-wide configuration and services. Screen shots are included with the majority of directions to help the reader to better understand.

The book also can be bundled with Introduction to Linux: A Hands-On Guide (also available separately), which offers an inside look at computing for those who are acquainted with the basic system administration skills for Unix-like systems, as well as those with some familiarity with documentation and administration conventions for the RHEL 5 operating system.

Introduction to Linux: A Hands-On Guide begins with a history of Linux and includes chapters on file systems, processes, networking, and sound and video. At the end of every chapter are exercises and chapter questions to assist in clarifying the material.

Features of the books include numerous screenshots, detailed instructions of everyday tasks and information written by a Linux audience for a Linux audience.

Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Introduction to Linux: A Hands-On Guide give the Linux learner all he/she needs to learn basic system administration skills for Unix-like systems.

TSTC Publishing was established in 2004 as the publishing arm of the Texas State Technical College System. TSTC Publishing offers authors throughout the country the opportunity to initiate and participate in a variety of book development projects. TSTC Publishing projects now include such ancillary products as instructor guides, student workbooks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, ebooks and companion websites. In addition to offering editorial help and guidance to faculty, assistance also is available in the areas of materials production, distribution and sales.

The book retails for $49.95 and is available at major book retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or directly from TSTC Publishing. Bundled with Introduction to Linux: A Hands-On Guide, the books sell for $89.95 and also are available at Barnes & Noble.

For more information visit http://publishing.tstc.edu

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