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CentOS 6 Essentials is designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of the CentOS 6 Linux distribution. For those new to CentOS, the book covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving screen resolution issues and configuring the email client to send and receive email messages via web based services such as GMail. Installation topics such as dual booting with Microsoft Windows and configuring ...
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CentOS 6 Essentials

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Overview

CentOS 6 Essentials is designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of the CentOS 6 Linux distribution. For those new to CentOS, the book covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving screen resolution issues and configuring the email client to send and receive email messages via web based services such as GMail. Installation topics such as dual booting with Microsoft Windows and configuring wireless networking are covered together with all important security topics such as configuring a firewall.

For the more experienced user, topics such as configuring email and web servers, Xen and KVM virtualization, Secure Shell (SSH), remote desktop access and file sharing are covered in detail to provide a thorough overview of this enterprise class operating system.

Topics covered in this book include:

Installing CentOS on a Clean Disk Drive

Performing a CentOS Network Installation

Installing CentOS with Windows in Dual Boot Environment

Allocating a Windows Disk Partition to CentOS

Logging into the CentOS GNOME Desktop

Configuring CentOS GNOME Screen Resolution and Multiple Monitors

A Guided Tour of the CentOS GNOME Desktop

Changing the CentOS GNOME Desktop Background

Installing and Customizing CentOS Desktop Themes

Configuring CentOS Desktop Fonts

Configuring the CentOS Desktop Panels

Configuring the CentOS Desktop Menu System

Browsing My Computer, Files and Folders on the CentOS Desktop

Configuring the CentOS File Manager

CentOS Startup Programs and Session Configuration

CentOS Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts

Managing CentOS Users and Groups

Using the Bash Shell on CentOS 6

Basic CentOS Firewall Configuration

Remote Access to the CentOS Desktop

Configuring CentOS Remote Access using SSH

Displaying CentOS Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)

Using NFS to Share CentOS Folders with Remote Linux and UNIX Systems

Sharing CentOS Files with Remote Windows Systems

Configuring a CentOS Based Web Server

Configuring a CentOS Postfix Email Server

Configuring a CentOS Mail Client (Evolution)

Sending and Receiving GMail Email via POP on a CentOS System

Installing and Configuring CentOS Xen Virtualization

Using Xen Full Virtualization to Run Windows on CentOS

Managing and Monitoring CentOS based Xen Guest Systems

Managing Xen on CentOS using the xm and virsh Command-line Tools

Installing KVM on CentOS and Configuring a Network Bridge

Creating a CentOS KVM Virtual Machine

Installing a CentOS KVM Guest OS from the Command-line (virt-install)

Configuring a New CentOS 6 KVM Virtual Network

Managing and Monitoring CentOS based KVM Guest Systems

Adding a New Disk Drive to a CentOS System

Adding a New Disk to a CentOS Volume Group and Logical Volume
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014248822
  • Publisher: Payload Media
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 951,535
  • File size: 7 MB

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