LINUX: Beginner's Crash CourseYour Step-By-Step Guide To Learning The Linux Operating System And Command Line Easy & Fast!
Linux is the ruler of data centers. Ever since Linux burst on the operating system scene in the mid -90s, it has seen a steady increase in popularity. Though desktop users never really warmed up to it, its phenomenal success in the server market is the stuff of fairytales. Linus Torvalds could have never predicted that his brainchild would grow so big!
There are many numbers of Linux flavors to choose from. Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, CenTOS Fedora, SUSE, these are all very popular with large organizations as well as web-hosting services.
Open source has come of age and has become all pervasive. More and more organizations are choosing the Linux route because of the robust technology and also because licensing issues are minimum. From a security point of view, Linux is a better OS to use on a critical server, because it lets users fine tune how precisely it is set up. Unlike a Windows environment, which is riddled with big security holes by default, Linux provides a much more secure and hardened OS.
With cloud-based infrastructure gaining ground everywhere, Linux dominance is here to stay. Any IT administrator worth his salt needs to have solid Linux skills to survive and grow today.