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Make; Linux for Makers
ISBN:
Summary:
AaronNewcomb
UnderstandingtheOperatingSystemThatRunsRaspberryPiandOtherMaker
SBCs
Linuxisapowerfulopensourceoperatingsystemthathasbeenaroundformanyyearsandiswidelyusedfor
runningserversandwebsites.ButmoststudentsandMakersencounteritforthefirsttimewhentheyareworkingon
projectswiththeirRaspberryPiorsimilarsingleboardcomputers(SBCs)suchasBeagleBoneBlackorIntelGalileo.
LinuxforMakersisthefirstbookthatexplainstheLinuxoperatingsystemspecificallyforMakers,asopposedto
programmersandadministrators.BygainingadeeperunderstandingofLinux,Makerscanaddanotherusefultoolto
theirkitthatwillhelpthembuildtheirprojectsmoreeasily.
WrittenwiththeMakerinmind,thisbookwillfocusmostlyonRasbianrunningontheRaspberryPiasitisthemost
prolificintheecosystemtoday.HowevermostofthetopicscoveredwillapplybroadlytootherLinuxdistributions
andwillbecalledoutwhentheymaydiffer.ManytimesuserscutandpastefromawebsitetutorialintotheLinux
commandlinewithoutunderstandingwhattheyareactuallydoingonlytobefrustratedwhentheywanttomodify
ortweaksomethingtosuittheirneeds.Also,manyMakersshyawayfromusingtheRaspberryPiorsimilarboard
becausetheyfeelLinuxistooforeignandtheythinkusingacommandlinewillbemoredifficultthanusingaGUI.
Thisbookaimstoovercomethosefearsandprovideafoundationforfurtherlearningandexploration.Tothatend,
thisbookwillfocusonthebasicprinciplesthataMakerwouldneedtoknowasopposedtootherresourcesthatgo
intodetailthatisnotparticularlyrelevanttobuildingprojects.
MakerMedia
9781680451832
4/15/2017
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LinuxforMakers
5.5inW|8.5inH
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