UNIX For Dummies

UNIX For Dummies

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UNIX For Dummies has been the standard for beginning UNIX references for nearly ten years, and this latest edition continues that tradition of success
This unparalled resource is updated to cover the latest applications of UNIX technology, including Linux and Mac desktops as well as how UNIX works with Microsoft server software
Thorough coverage of how to handle UNIX installation, file management, software, utilities, networks, Internet access, and other basic tasks
Aimed at the first-time UNIX desktop user growing accustomed to the ins and outs of the OS, as well as the beginning administrator who needs to get a handle on UNIX networking basics
Written by John Levine and Margaret Levine Young, longtime UNIX experts and highly experienced For Dummies authors
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 412 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0764568647
  • 9780764568640

About John R. Levine

John Levine and Margaret Levine Young are the dynamic For Dummies duo with more than 50 books to their credit, including eight editions of The Internet For Dummies.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Before the Beginning 7

Chapter 1: Log Me In, UNIX! 9

Chapter 2: What Is UNIX, Anyway? 19

Chapter 3: A Few Lines on Linux 33

Part II: Some Basic Stuff 39

Chapter 4: Opening Windows on UNIX 41

Chapter 5: Files for Fun and Profit 77

Chapter 6: Directories for Fun and Profit 91

Chapter 7: The Shell Game 103

Chapter 8: Where's That File? 119

Chapter 9: Printing (The Gutenberg Thing) 133

Part III: Getting Things Done 147

Chapter 10: Writing Deathless Prose 149

Chapter 11: Umpteen Useful UNIX Utilities 175

Chapter 12: Installing Software Can Be Tricky 185

Chapter 13: Juggling a Bunch of Programs 199

Chapter 14: Taming Linux 211

Part IV: UNIX and the Net 217

Chapter 15: Your Computer Is Not Alone 219

Chapter 16: Across a Crowded Network 229

Chapter 17: Automating Your Office Gossip 243

Chapter 18: Web Surfing for UNIX Users 263

Chapter 19: Grabbing Files from the Net 279

Chapter 20: Now Serving the Internet 293

Part V: Help! 303

Chapter 21: Disaster Relief 305

Chapter 22: The Case of the Missing Files 311

Chapter 23: Some Programs Just Won't Die 325

Chapter 24: "My Computer Hates Me" 3 31

Part VI: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 25: Ten Common Mistakes 345

Chapter 26: Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX 351

Index 361
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