Since 2007, many Pardus books have been published by different publishers. How would you like to remember these books together?

In this article, we will take a quick look at the books written on Pardus. Who wrote which book, let's remember the books on Pardus.

First generation Pardus books (based on PiSi)

The first Pardus book was published by Görkem Çetin in 2007 under the label Seçkin Publishing. It is an extremely valuable and historical work as it is a first.

If the book “Pardus 2011” is Atalay Keleştemur and published by Kodlab Publishing label in 2011, it is the last purchasable book published for the first generation Pardus.

Apart from these purchasable books, the "Open Source Operating System" book series was published for the first time in 2008 by the Ministry of National Education "Vocational Education and Training System Strengthening Project" (MEGEP) and covers its subjects on Pardus. The books were then revised again in 2012-2014.1

Apart from these books, it is seen that the "Pardus Corporate 2 User Manual" book was published in 2011. Unfortunately, there is no information about the author and the authors of the book.2

Second generation Pardus books (Debian based)

As of 2013, the previous PiSi package system and the independent base were abandoned, and the transition to a new Debian-based infrastructure was made.

to the Pardus site instruments “Pardus Operating System” on the page, which explains the topics via KDE3 Şenol Aldıbaş, Ömer Çakmak, Aslı Koplay and Seda Arık appear as the authors of the book titled. Although there is no publication date on the book, the topics are explained over the Debian-based Pardus 2013 version.

instruments There are two more books on its page, namely “Pardus XFCE” and “LPI Certification Book”.

“LPI Certification Book”4 It was first published on the site in 2016. There is no publication year, translation or author information in the book. “Barış Şimşek” is seen as the author in the PDF signature. As the name suggests, the book has been prepared for the LPI certification exams prepared by the "Linux Professional Institute". It is not intended for the end user who wants to use the Linux desktop.

Current Pardus books

There are 3 up-to-date Pardus books that can be accessed or purchased online.

Pardus XFCE5

“Pardus XFCE” on the Pardus Documents page6 It does not include publication year and author information in the book, it deals with the topics on Pardus 21 and was published in 2021. According to the PDF signature, the author "Senol Aldıbaş" can be seen.7

After a short introduction, the book includes sections on system settings, file management, disk management, package/software management, process management, Pardus frequently used applications, Pardus applications, LibreOffice and Pardus Etap Applications and Pardus installation.

Most of the book consists of Settings (System Settings) and File Management sections. After reading these chapters, you probably won't have many questions about settings or file management.

In the section called Pardus applications, Pardus welcome, Pardus power management, Pardus software center, Pardus package installer, Pardus USB formatter and Pardus Java installer applications are introduced.

In the Pardus installation section, the installation is explained over the "Install with Graphical Interface" option. Here, I would like to point out that there is another application that can be installed from "Pardus Employee".

Pardus System Management

Prepared by Gökhan Arslan, the book was published in 2020 with the label of Kodlab Publishing, has 292 pages and deals with the topics on Pardus 19.8

In the previous chapters of the book; General Linux architecture, shell, kernel, Basic Linux commands and frequently used commands, Pardus 19 server installation, basic network services, service management, disk management, task scheduler, network services, SSH, FTP and NTP services, More server-oriented processes such as LAMP, Webmin, system monitoring tools, Tomcat web server management are explained. There is also an e-book version that can be purchased on Google Play.

About 30 pages are devoted to basic Linux commands. Desktop tools are not included due to the fact that the topics it contains are mostly server-oriented.

The command line screenshots in the printed book are poorly readable. This problem must have been noticed because most commands are also shared as text.

Pardus book for everyone

The book, prepared by Hüseyin Güçlü, who worked as a system and network administrator in Eyüpsultan Municipality for many years and managed the Pardus Transformation Project, was published in 2021 with the label of Kodlab Publishing, has 302 pages and deals with its subjects on Pardus 19.9

The book begins with the What is Linux chapter. This section provides information on the history of Linux, what is free software, and free software licenses.

The second part is titled Pardus. This section is actually divided into many subsections in itself. In this section, getting to know the Pardus desktop environment, window behaviors, desktop settings, appearance settings, file and directory system, system settings, media and graphics tools, network and internet tools, office tools, auxiliary tools, terminal usage are covered.

Between 15-207 pages of the book are devoted to these topics. The descriptions in this section are so detailed that almost every setting10 and detailed information is given on what it does.

The third part of the book is titled “Pardus Transformation Project”. In this title, invaluable experience is conveyed to those who plan to transform Pardus or Linux desktop. In the book, extremely valuable topics such as getting management support, communication with end users, analysis, planning, testing, piloting and go live are included in the book.

The remaining 70 pages of the book are devoted to the "Central Administration Tools" section. In this section, Leader Harmony Management System, Port Central Management System, Leader Server Installation, Harmony Client Installation, Lead Server Usage, Port Server Installation, Port Server Usage topics are covered.

Although the “Central Management Tools” section is far from the end user, it should be emphasized that it is a treasure in itself for those who aim for the Pardus transformation.

In the appendix of the book, a list of alternative applications for users and institutions that will switch from Windows to Linux is also presented under the “Equivalent Application List”.


It is not overlooked that there is a need for the dissemination of Pardus and Linux and the increase in the number of works published on Pardus/Linux. Due to the constantly updated nature of Linux, it is not possible to include current versions of printed books and the changes that come with current versions. Despite this, it is seen that the existing books can provide sufficient information.

Final note:

“Pardus Interface Usage” prepared by Şenol Altıbaş11 and LibreOffice12 It is possible to access the trainings on the BTK Academy website. The trainings are completely free.


1 The books belong to the Ministry of National Education. It is possible to access it free of charge under Information Technologies > Open Source Operating System.

2 It is possible to access the Pardus Corporate 2 User's Guide at the following address:

3 You can access the Pardus Operating System book at:

4 You can access the LPI Certification Book at:

5 You can access this 180-page book with plenty of visuals free of charge at:

6 You can access the Pardus XFCE book at:

7 The author was contacted via social media and stated that he prepared the book himself.

8 I would like to emphasize that between Pardus 19 and Pardus 21, there was no change that would affect the narrative of the book or decrease the value of the book.

9 Although there are some changes between Pardus 19 and Pardus 21, these changes are not in a size that will affect the book or trivialize the content of the book.

10 I didn't count them one by one, maybe every setting could have been explained seriously.

11 It is possible to obtain free of charge from BTK Academy:

12 It is possible to obtain free of charge from BTK Academy: