Linux All-in-One For Dummies

Linux All-in-One For Dummies

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A complete guide and reference to five major Linux distributions Linux continues to grow in popularity worldwide as a low-cost, reliable operating system for enterprise use. Nine minibooks in this guide cover everything administrators need to know about the five leading versions: Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSUSE, Mint, and Mandriva. The companion DVD includes full Ubuntu installations and ISO images for the other four, saving hours of downloading time.
The open source Linux operating system is gaining market share around the world for both desktop and server use; this soup-to-nuts guide covers installation and everything else administrators need to know about Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSUSE, Mint, and Mandriva Nine self-contained minibooks cover Linux basics, desktops, networking, Internet, administration, security, Linux servers, programming, and scripting Updated to cover the newest versions of the five top distributions, with complete installation instructions and a DVD including the full Ubuntu installations and ISO images for the others Linux users and administrators will be able to install and sample five popular Linux flavors with the information in Linux All-in-One For Dummies . Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 648 pages
  • 185 x 232 x 35mm | 970g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations +
  • 0470770198
  • 9780470770191
  • 516,705

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New to Linux? Get started now -- this handy how-to guide makes learning Linux easy!No doubt about it, Linux is cool -- and free! You can use it to set up a Web server or rejuvenate an old computer. Or use Linux as your desktop OS along with great applications such as OpenOffice.org. This ready reference gives you everything you need to know about installing, configuring, and using Linux, while the DVD gives you five Linux flavors to sample.It's a do-it-yourself thing -- learn the essentials of installing and using Linux by checking out Books I and IIAll about access -- connect to the Internet, configure and manage TCP/IP networks, and set up e-mail, newsgroups, and Web surfingAdministrative stuff -- manage user accounts, install applications, work with peripherals, and upgrade or customize the Linux kernelSafety first -- secure the network and the host, and perform regular security auditsServe it up -- configure an Apache Web server, set up an FTP server or a Windows(R) server, and explore Linux programmingOpen the book and find: Help navigating the GNOME(R) and KDE(R) desktopsLinux troubleshooting tipsHow to set up a LANSecrets of using Linux to send instant messages and e-mailSystem administration basicsAdvice on securing LinuxHow to run mail, news, and FTP serversAll about shell scriptingBonus DVD IncludesISO image files for five major Linux distributions you can try: Ubuntu Desktop, OpenSUSE, Mint 8, Fedora 12, and Mandriva Linux 2010Complete instructions for installing and using each distributionPlease see the DVD appendix for complete system requirements.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Linux Basics 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Linux 9 Chapter 2: Installing Linux 31 Chapter 3: Installing Linux on a Flash Drive 41 Chapter 4: Troubleshooting and Confi guring Linux 45 Chapter 5: Trying Out Linux 65 Book II: Linux Desktops 75 Chapter 1: The GNOME Desktop 77 Chapter 2: The KDE Desktop 87 Chapter 3: Commanding the Shell 99 Chapter 4: Navigating the Linux File System 119 Chapter 5: Introducing Linux Applications 137 Chapter 6: Using Text Editors 161 Book III: Networking 173 Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet 175 Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network 195 Chapter 3: Going Wireless 207 Chapter 4: Managing the Network 217 Book IV: The Internet 231 Chapter 1: E-Mailing and IMing in Linux 233 Chapter 2: Browsing the Web 249 Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups and RSS Feeds 261 Chapter 4: Using FTP 277 Book V: Administration 289 Chapter 1: Introducing Basic System Administration 291 Chapter 2: Managing Users and Groups 331 Chapter 3: Managing File Systems 343 Chapter 4: Installing and Updating Applications 367 Book VI: Security 389 Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security 391 Chapter 2: Securing Linux 407 Chapter 3: Performing Computer Security Audits 437 Book VII: Linux Servers 453 Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services 455 Chapter 2: Managing Mail and News Servers 473 Chapter 3: Managing DNS 495 Chapter 4: Working with Samba and NFS 515 Book VIII: Programming 525 Chapter 1: Programming in Linux 527 Chapter 2: Introductory Shell Scripting 553 Chapter 3: Advanced Shell Scripting 565 Appendix: About the DVD 573 Index 589
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About Emmett Dulaney

Emmett Dulaney has written more than 30 technology books, among them the popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide . He is an instructor at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, and is the former director of training for Mercury Technical Solutions.
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