Pocket Linux Guide
by David Horton
Publisher: LDP 2005
The Pocket Linux Guide is for anyone interested in learning the techniques of building a GNU/Linux system from source code. Each chapter explores a small piece of the overall system explaining how it works, why it is needed and how to build it. After completing the Pocket Linux project, readers should possess an enhanced knowledge of what makes GNU/Linux systems work.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Darrell Anderson - Human Readable
The pros and cons of Slackware could be summarized in one word: minimalism. This guide will help people overcome some of the common usability hurdles infamously associated with Slackware. The result is a stable and satisfying operating system.
by Mel Gorman - Prentice Hall PTR
A comprehensive guide to the Linux VM, it explains in detail how the memory manager is implemented in Linux. The book also includes the theoretical foundations for VM which is of interest to both students and developers.
by Neil Smyth - Techotopia
CentOS Essentials is a book designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of the CentOS 5.x Linux distribution. The book covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving screen resolution issues, etc.
Puppy Linux is a free distribution (distro) of Linux that can run live (without installation). It is specifically designed to be smaller than other distros (and faster or suitable for older hardware) but nevertheless fully featured.