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Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 4th Edition

Christine and I have finished writing our updated 4th edition of the popular Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible book. It should be available in late January 2021. For this edition we've added even more scripting examples to help demonstrate the different features available in the Linux bash shell. We hope that you enjoy the new edition!

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Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Linux for Dummies, 10th Edition

It's been a long time, but I finally had the opportunity to update my Linux for Dummies book. The 10th edition focuses on two popular desktop Linux distributions - Ubuntu and openSuSE. The book walks through how to prepare your Windows workstation to load Linux, and how to install each distribution. After that the book goes through both desktop environments (GNOME 3 and KDE Plasma), as well as the common desktop applications you'd want to run. Check out this updated edition if you're interested in running a Linux desktop!

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Sunday, February 9th, 2020

LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide

Christine and I have just released an update to our Linux Essentials book. This time however Sybex decided to convert it into the standard Study Guide series, so there are plenty of sample questions and exercises to help prepare you for the LPI Linux Essentials exam! The LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide walks through all of the objectives for the exam, and provides sample questions and exercises to help you pass the exam!

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Useful Web sites:


Here's where I keep up to date on the latest Linux distribution news.

The most popular desktop Linux distribution.

A popular full-featured Linux distribution, great for both desktops and servers.

A popular Linux server distribution.

Web Programming

PHP online manual
The ultimate resource in all PHP programming topics

MySQL online manual
The MySQL database online manual.

A great online tutorial and reference for many Web programming languages.

Bass Guitar

Fender basses
One of my favorites, I love the Fender Jazz bass. It's such a versatile instrument you can take it to just about any gig!

Lakland basses
The Lakland Skyline 55-01 bass is yet another of my favorite basses!

Bible Study

Reformed Theological Seminary
When I'm not reading computer books, I'm doing bible studies. The Reformed Theological Seminary has some great online courses for free that cover the basics of reformed theology.
A smorgasbord of more reformed and evangelical seminary course recordings, all for free!