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10 free Linux e-books

Who doesn’t like free stuff? We put together a selection of free Linux e-books that you can read, in many cases download, and use as references, or simply to learn something. The topics range from advanced programming to Java, from GNU to Emacs, from device drivers to the kernel, and much, much more. You don’t have to pay anything to take part of the wealth of knowledge and information available in these e-books.

Advanced Linux programming

Get the book

GNU Emacs manual

Get the book

GTK+/Gnome application development

Get the book (PDF)

Java application development on Linux

Get the book (PDF)

Linux device drivers

Get the book

Linux kernel in a nutshell

Get the book

Linux network administrator’s guide

Get the book

You can read about some of our favorite command line tools for network administrators here.

Self-service Linux – Mastering the art of problem determination

Get the book (PDF)

The Linux command line

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Ubuntu pocket guide and reference

Get the book

A lot of reading, and there’s more!

We hope you find this selection of books useful. If you have suggestions for other free books or other resources you’d like to share, put them in the comments below. And if you didn’t get enough of reading with this article, we do also offer a weekly suggested reading article, with 5-10 articles each week on a different topic.


Micke Grönfelt

March 12th, 2012 at 7:40 am

Great-looking list. For anyone proficient in Swedish I’d also like to add “Att använda GNU/Linux” by Linus Walleij, a perfect introduction to the inner workings of Linux (and Posix):

Thanks Micke Grönfelt, great addition to the list.