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Linux System Administration

Linux is one of the most popular Operating Systems used in today's world. Linux refers to the family of Unix-like computer operating systems using the Linux kernel. Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from mobile phones, tablet computers and video game consoles to mainframes and supercomputers. It is open source software and the Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License and hence can be freely created, modified and distributed.

As Linux is a free operating system, it can be widely used in educational or business institutions without incurring extra cost for licensed operating systems. So, it becomes extremely important to manage Linux computer systems efficiently for configuration, resource allocation and reliable operation.

The job of a Linux systems administrator is to ensure all the above mentioned parameters, specifically creating groups and user, modifying process execution priorities, manage storage and memory, logging, data backup, task automation etc. This series of tutorials on Linux System Administration will help you master all of topics that are needed for becoming successful system administrator.

In this series of tutorials, we will learn the following topics:

  1. User and Group Management
  2. Process Management
  3. Memory management
  4. Storage management
  5. System startup and runlevel
  6. Network management
  7. Logging
  8. Automating and scheduling tasks
  9. Backup

The Spoken Tutorial Effort for Linux System Administration has been contributed by Antara Roy Choudhury, Praveen S., Nancy Varkey and Srikant Patnaik.

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