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Favorite Linux Book of All Time: Linux in a Nutshell

By Kathryn Barrett
May 1, 2009 | Comments: 2

ReadersChoice2009_102x180.jpgThe Linux Journal's annual Readers' Choice Awards take the pulse of the Linux community, allowing readers to choose their favorites in a number of categories, and write-ins also are accepted. This year, more than 6,000 individuals voted for their favorite Linux solutions—one of the biggest turnouts in in Linux Journal history. And Linux in a Nutshell by Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love, Arnold Robbins won the award for Favorite Linux Book of All Time.

It's quite an honor. We extend our thanks to all the readers who voted for us and our congratulations to the authors and editor Andy Oram. We consider the book a classic, and we're glad to know that you do, too! To see how useful the book is, check out the Linux Command Line Directory. Click on any of the 687 commands to get a description and list of available options.


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This is sweet. Just to give credit where credit is due, Linux in a Nutshell was based on Unix in a Nutshell, our very first book. I put together the very first edition in 1984 with the help of Sue Lemish as a private label book for now long-gone Unix workstation manufacturer Masscomp. Daniel Gilly did most of the work on the later public editions that became so popular.

Andy and Ellen et al deserve all the kudos they are getting for this book, but it would be great to remember that they built on the work of Sue, Daniel and many other early O'Reilly authors who contributed to the root source of this book.

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