Linux for Beginners by Jason CannonThis is the go to book for anyone who is exposed to Linux environments in enterprise or DevOps environments with limited daily Linux exposure but need to get the bare essentials up and running in no time.
I think the content on SELinux should have been captured in more depth as that is the most common ACL mechanism in enterprise linux.
Content on containers, VMs and clustering were missing to cover the basics of a linux workload for beginners.
4 stars for not giving any intro to the OS internals or design philosophy essential for a newcomer.
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