Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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Organized into eight task-oriented minibooks, this comprehensive 816-page guide shows beginning-to-intermediate users how to get up and running with today's top five Linux distributions: Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, Xandros, and Knoppix The companion DVD features the full installable versions of Fedora Core 3 and Knoppix and the ISO images (saving hours of downloading time) for the following distributions: SUSE live, Debian full version, and Xandros Open Circulation version. Features step-by-step installation instructions for each distribution The minibooks offer humorous, easy-to-understand coverage of Linux basics, desktops, networking, the Internet, administration, security, Internet servers, and programming Lets readers explore the most popular distributions for desktop and server useshow more

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  • Paperback | 804 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 52mm | 1,161.21g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764579363
  • 9780764579363

About Naba Barkakati

Naba Barkakati is an electrical engineer, expert programmer, and software developer. He's the author of more than 25 books, including Red Hat Linux 9 Professional Secrets.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Linux Basics. Chapter 1: Introducing Linux. Chapter 2: Installing Linux. Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Linux. Chapter 4: Trying Out Linux. Book II: Linux Desktops. Chapter 1: Introducing the GUI Desktops. Chapter 2: Commanding the Shell. Chapter 3: Navigating the Linux File System. Chapter 4: Introducing Linux Applications. Chapter 5: Using Text Editors. Book III: Networking. Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network. Chapter 3: Adding a Wireless Ethernet LAN. Chapter 4: Managing the Network. Book IV: Internet. Chapter 1: E--Mailing and IMing in Linux. Chapter 2: Browsing the Web. Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups. Chapter 4: Using FTP. Book V: Administration. Chapter 1: Learning Basic System Administration. Chapter 2: Managing Users and Groups. Chapter 3: Managing File Systems. Chapter 4: Installing and Updating Applications. Chapter 5: Customizing the Linux Kernel. Book VI: Security. Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security. Chapter 2: Securing a Linux Host. Chapter 3: Improving Network Security. Chapter 4: Performing Computer Security Audits. Book VII: Internet Servers. Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services. Chapter 2: Running a Web Server. Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server. Chapter 4: Managing Mail and News Servers. Chapter 5: Managing DNS. Chapter 6: Using Samba and NFS. Book VIII: Programming. Chapter 1: Programming in Linux. Chapter 2: Programming in C. Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts. Chapter 4: Programming in Perl. Appendix: About the DVD. Index.show more

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