Linux Books

Linux Books


Linux Kernel Development (Developer's Library) by Robert Love


  • Wonderful starter for any one who wants to understand ground up what Linux is..
  • Good book for beginner to intermediate level.
  • This is must have book for kernel developer. Very well explained in simple word.
  • This is the best book in my opinion for learning about the kernel!
  • Good and simple explanation of linux kernel.
  • Good place to start if you want to understand how linux kernel works and start working on it.


Understanding the Linux Kernel by Daniel P Bovet


  • A must have book for all linux kernel programmers for understanding the system level programming.
  • It's not a reference book. It's a well written book about how the Linux kernel works.
  • Outstanding book that is one of a kind.
  • Well written, but not overly wordy, this one is at my fingertips at all times.
  • It is really a great book to get started with the Linux kernel.


Linux Kernel in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference 1st Edition by Greg Kroah-Hartman


  • This book is great for those who never compiled a kernel before. It is also great for those looking for a source of reference. Must read, no doubt.
  • I recommend it for anyone involved with the linux kernel, from superusers to kernel hackers, to students.
  • This book is amazing!
  • The book is clear, authoritative, and wonderfully focused on getting you started. All the information you need without wandering off-point.
  • This book is a *must have* kernel reference for all who would configure, build or hack the Linux Kernel v2.6.x.
  • I recommend "Linux Kernel in a Nutshell" to every Linux user with wishes to learn a bit more how it's Linux system works.


Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman


  • Great book. It takes the most interesting stuff about Linux device drivers.
  • Well written. Comprehensive. A must for those that plan on writing device drivers for Linux.
  • Just love it. Every device driver writer should read it.
  • good book to refresh fundamentals
  • Very comprehensive approach to Linux drivers
  • This is good textbook for Linux. This book provides the most useful information for us.


The Linux Programming Interface – A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook by Michael Kerrisk


  • Very nice book. Covered all topics need for a system programmer.
  • Very nice and awesome book for linux lovers. Content with detailed explanations.
  • Greatest ever linux reference.
  • This books talk every aspect of Linux programming.
  • Must have book to have for every serious Linux systems programmer ....
  • Awesome book


Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library by Robert Love


  • This book covers a lot of ground with an approachable narrative style.
  • This book is a very nice reference, with insights to the kernel-level implementation of many of the various system calls.
  • This is well balanced book which explains linux system itself and gives some code snippets.
  • Good read with examples.
  • This is a very good book for someone who is new to linux kernel.
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