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Linux For Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, takes you straight to the heart of this revolutionary new operating system from selecting and installing the right version to handling standard networking and system administration tasks. The book features an alphabetical listing of common shell commands, keyboard shortcuts for working with e-mail and the X-Window system, and tons of tips on how to handle DOS, Windows, Mac, and UNIX files. And the book's special lay-flat binding means that the information you need is always right at your fingertips.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 141 x 217 x 15mm | 336g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0764507605
  • 9780764507601
  • 1,352,658

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Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Linux essentials at your fingertips! If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, you'll find the latest Linux kernel updates and tips about the hottest Linux distributions, including Red Hat and SuSE. From selecting and installing the right version for you to performing Linux tasks, such as using e-mail and the X Window System, this reference has you covered!

The Dummies Way(TM) Concise, "get it done" information Helpful alphabetical organization Convenient lay-flat binding Icons and other navigational aids A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com
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Table of contents

The Big Picture: Linux.



PART I: Getting to Know Linux.



PART II: Understanding the Shell.



PART III: Common Shell Commands.



PART IV: Using X with KDE, GNOME, or FVWM.



PART V: Text Editors and Working with Text.



PART VI: Sending and Receiving E-Mail.



PART VII: Working with the Other Guys.



PART VIII: Networking.



PART IX: Systems Administration.



PART X: Using Regular Expressions.



Appendix: Online Resources -

General Web Resources -

Distribution Web Pages -

FTP Resources -

Magazines -

Usenet Newsgroups -

Glossary: Techie Talk -

Index -

Book Registration Information.
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About Phil Hughes

About the Authors Phil Hughes is the president of Specialized System Consultants (SSC) and the publisher of Linux Journal magazine. He has authored or edited many of SSC's Pocket Reference cards for the UNIX operating system and utility programs. Phil has worked in computing as a programmer and design specialist since 1968. He has worked with UNIX since 1980 as a systems programmer, consultant, trainer, and writer. In 1983, armed with that one English class he took in college, he turned SSC into a company that specializes in documentation for UNIX systems. Viktorie Navratilova has been working with UNIX for several years, and her main interests are computer graphics and UNIX and network security. She writes regular articles about Linux and computer security for computer magazines and gives talks at the local Linux users' group and Webgrrls meetings. She is particularly impressed with the global Linux community, which has always been helpful and friendly no matter where in the world she's traveled. Viki earned her bachelor's degree in computer science from Loyola University of Chicago and now works in Chicago for BlueMeteor, a startup Application Service Provider.
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