Fundamentals of Unix

Fundamentals of Unix : Companion Guide

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For use within the Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of UNIX course (version 2.X), sponsored by Sun(R) Microsystems. Hands-on UNIX exercises will be taught using the Solaris Operating Environment. The Fundamentals of UNIX Companion Guide, Second Edition is a convenient, portable desk reference that complements the online course (version 2.X) and provides the student with the knowledge and understanding of UNIX(R) operating system commands, as well as basic Sun Microsystems Solaris operating environment commands, with an introduction to the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). This includes the Standard Desktop Tools, Text Editor, printing and mail. Students will also learn fundamental command-line features of the Solaris environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells and basic network use. Students who complete this course will have a strong foundation for moving on to more advanced courses in UNIX system administration and can begin to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam.The companion guide also includes a CD-ROM which will feature interactive media activities such as e-Labs and practice questions in a customizable test engine to complement the Companion Guide. The second edition focuses on the Solaris and Linux operating environment.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 736 pages
  • 209.3 x 242.8 x 46.2mm | 1,528.62g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1587131404
  • 9781587131400
  • 2,387,935

Table of contents

1. The UNIX Computing Environment. Introduction. Main Components of a Computer. CPU. AM. I/O Devices. Hard Disks and Other Forms of Mass Storage. Peripheral Components. Keyboard and Mouse. Video Components. Audio Components. Printing Devices and Scanners. Networking Components. Computer Roles and Operating Systems. Single-User Desktop Systems. Workstation and Desktop Applications. Network Operating System Capabilities. Servers and the Network Environment. OS and CPU Relationship. Operating Systems, Hardware, and Drivers. Overview of the UNIX Operating System. Brief History. UNIX Varieties. Overview of Linux. GNU/Linux. Open Source Software. Linux Distributions. Benefits of UNIX. Sun Solaris Benefits. Linux Benefits. UNIX Operating Environment. Solaris. Linux. Sun and Linux. OS and the Kernel. UNIX Kernel Overview. Linux Kernel. Kernel Functions. OS Shell. File System. File System Overview. Directory Hierarchy. Common UNIX Directories. UNIX Commands. Graphical User Interface (GUI) Options. Common Desktop Environment (CDE). Open Windows. GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME). K Desktop Environment (KDE). Red Hat BlueCurve. Sun Java Desktop. Summary. Check Your Understanding. UNIX Command Summary. Key Terms. 2. Accessing a System and UNIX Graphical Interfaces. Introduction. UNIX Login Accounts. The Root Account. User Accounts. Login ID and Password Requirements. Login ID. Passwords. Accessing the System. Local Access. Remote Access. CDE Login Manager. Options Button. Logging In with CDE. Exiting from CDE. Command-Line Login. Exiting from the Command Line. Remote Access Using Telnet. Login Process. /etc/passwd File. Proper UNIX System Shutdown. Changing a Password. Opening a Terminal Window. Prompts to Change a Password. Password Aging. Forgot the Password? Becoming Familiar with CDE. Front-Panel Workspace Buttons. Front-Panel Arrangement. Front-Panel Menu Button. Using the Mouse and Keyboard. Mouse. Keyboard. Managing Windows. Locking the Display. Workspace Management. Introduction to the CDE Tutorial. Using Style Manager Options. Adding and Removing Applications with Subpanels. Application Manager. Introduction to GNOME and KDE. Choosing the Login Session. Primary Differences Between GNOME and KDE. Window Managers. Virtual Desktops. Panels. File Managers. Themes. Control Center. Introduction to GNOME and KDE Tutorials. Learning About GNOME. Learning About KDE. GNOME Customization. User Preferences. Adding to the GNOME Panel. Adding a Launcher to the GNOME Panel. Adding an Applet to the GNOME Panel. Adding and Filling a Drawer on the GNOME Panel. Creating a Floating Panel. Further Panel Customization. Adding to the GNOME Menus. Adding to Favorites from Another Menu. Adding to Favorites Using the Menu Editor. Executing GNOME and KDE Applications from the BlueCurve Menus. Summary. Check Your Understanding. UNIX Command Summary. Key Terms. 3. Graphical User Applications. Introduction. Introduction to CDE Mail Tooshow more

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