Corel Linux OS Starter Kit: The Official Guide (CD-ROM Included)

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The Only Authorized Guide to Corel LINUX OS, Get up and running on Corel LINUX OS - the Linux distribution built specifically for the desktop. Complete with a CD-ROM containing Corel LINUX OS, this starter kit walks you through installation and configuration; explains how to use and administer the K Desktop Environment (KDE); and covers Internet access, networking, and troubleshooting. This book/disc package contains everything you need to put Corel LINUX OS to work for you, and includes a ready-to-run word ...

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The Only Authorized Guide to Corel LINUX OS, Get up and running on Corel LINUX OS - the Linux distribution built specifically for the desktop. Complete with a CD-ROM containing Corel LINUX OS, this starter kit walks you through installation and configuration; explains how to use and administer the K Desktop Environment (KDE); and covers Internet access, networking, and troubleshooting. This book/disc package contains everything you need to put Corel LINUX OS to work for you, and includes a ready-to-run word processor - Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux.

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A married technical writer couple introduce the Linux alternative to the Windows and Mac operating systems for desktop computers in a CorelPRESS-authorized guide. Being enthusiasts but not purists, they compare the systems and explain how to integrate them. After overviewing the history of the UNIX-derived system and its installation, they cover the K desktop environment, running the OS, system administration, and WordPerfect 8 for Linux. Appends information on kernel compilation, common shell commands, Internet Linux resources, and initialization scripts. The CD-ROM contains the Corel Linux OS and WP 8 for Linux. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072124590
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 3/29/2000
  • Series: Osborne Corelpress Series
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xxiii
Acknowledgments xxv
Introduction xxix
Part I Introduction to Corel Linux
Chapter 1 Why Linux, and Why Corel Linux? 3
UNIX-Derived Systems Versus Windows and MacOS 4
The History of Linux 6
Understanding the Linux Community 11
Corel Linux 13
Chapter 2 Installing Corel Linux 15
Basic Installation of Corel Linux 16
Advanced Installation of Corel Linux 24
Disk Partitions 32
Chapter 3 The X Window System 39
What Makes the X Window System Different? 40
The Basic Structure of the X Window System 41
The X Window System on Corel Linux 43
Dealing with Basic Configuration Problems 44
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Your Installation 45
Problems with Initial Installation of Corel Linux 46
Problems After Installation 48
Problems with the X Window System 49
Other Problems 50
Part II The K Desktop Environment
Chapter 5 Desktops Versus Window Managers 53
The Basic Functions of KDE 55
What's a Desktop Environment? 55
What's Different About Corel's Version of KDE? 57
Components of the Desktop 58
Virtual Desktop Manager and Virtual Desktops 64
Chapter 6 Corel File Manager 65
Corel File Manager Basics 66
Getting Around in File Manager 68
Using File Manager for Basic Tasks 71
Customizing File Manager 75
Using File Manager as an Internet Tool 79
Chapter 7 Configuring Your Desktop with the Control Center 83
Using the Control Center 85
Applying Desktop Themes 107
Organizing the KDE Panel 109
Chapter 8 Advanced KDE Techniques 113
The KDE Window Manager 114
Using Virtua Desktop Manager Effectively 118
Terminal Windows Versus KDE's Graphical Tools 121
Chapter 9 Using the Internet with Corel Linux 125
Configuring an Internet Connection with Dial-Up 126
Using KDE's Integrated Internet Tools 136
Corel Online Services 147
Part III Running Your Corel Linux System
Chapter 10 Start Up and Shut Down 153
Starting Your Corel Linux Computer 154
Selecting an Appropriate Runlevel 161
Shutting Down Your Corel Linux Computer 162
Using a Boot Disk to Start Your Computer 163
Power Outages and Other Unexpected Crises 164
When the System Locks Up 166
Chapter 11 Corel Linux Directory Structure 169
Linux Directory Types 170
The Master Directory 171
Administrative Directories 172
User Directories 184
Environment Variables 185
Chapter 12 User Space and User Accounts 191
The Root Account 193
User Accounts 194
Using Root's Powers While Logged into a User Account 195
Creating New User Accounts 200
User IDs and Group IDs 202
Setting File Permissions 204
Special Cases: Single- and Multiple-User Systems 206
Chapter 13 Disks, Drives, and File System Management 209
What Is a Disk? 210
How Disks Are Represented in Corel Linux 213
Devices Versus File Systems: From Representation to Use 214
Automatic Mounting 216
Mounting Network File Systems 218
Mounting CD-ROMs and Floppy Disks 220
Manually Mounting Additional Drives 220
Tips for Effective File Management 221
Chapter 14 Corel Linux's Graphical Administration Tools 225
Streamlining Routine Tasks with KDE Tools 226
Managing Users with User Manager 241
System at a Glance 242
Part IV Essential Linux System Administration
Chapter 15 Overview of Linux System Administration 247
What Is System Administration? 248
Shell Use and Programming 249
Networking 250
Software Management 251
Hardware Management 251
Administering Services 251
Managing Users 253
A Look Ahead 254
Chapter 16 The Administrator's Tools: Shells and Text Editors 255
What Is a Shell? 256
The Bourne Again Shell 258
Text Editors 269
Chapter 17 The Shell Expanded: Basic Scripting 283
What Is a Shell Script? 284
Shell Scripting 285
Shell Math 298
Handling Input Through Arguments 300
Comments 302
The Magic bash Invocation 304
System Programming 304
Automatic Execution with cron 309
Using Scripts 311
Chapter 18 Runlevels and the Boot Process 313
Basic Runlevel Concepts 314
The Inner Workings of Runlevels 314
Why Use Multiple Runlevels? 323
Chapter 19 Dealing with Hardware 325
Choosing Hardware 326
Auto-Detection 330
Configuring a Video Card 331
Configuring a Modem 333
Kernel Modules 336
Chapter 20 Networking 339
Basic Networking Concepts 340
Setting Up a Network 345
Connecting Your Network to the Internet 348
Adding a Windows Computer to the Network 351
Adding a Macintosh to the Network 353
DNS: The Domain Name Service 354
DHCP 355
Chapter 21 Adding and Removing Software 357
Corel and Debian Package Management 360
Red Hat Package Management 365
Installing Software from Source Code 369
Other Types of Installation 371
Chapter 22 Administering Services 373
What Kind of User Are You? 375
Installing Services 376
Removing Services 377
Chapter 23 Mail Services 379
Do You Need a Mail Transport Agent? 380
How a Mail Transport Agent Works 381
Using exim 381
Using qmail 382
Setting Up a POP Server 387
Other Mail Transfer Agents 388
Chapter 24 File and Print Sharing 391
File Sharing 392
Printer Sharing 399
Chapter 25 INET Services 405
Inetd--The Master Network Daemon 406
The /etc/services File 407
The /etc/inetd.conf File 408
Inet's Subservices 410
Chapter 26 Web Services 413
Apache: The Open Source Web Server 414
Chapter 27 Miscellaneous Network Services 423
DNS: The Domain Name Service 424
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol 430
Chapter 28 User Management and Security 435
Why Does Security Matter to You? 436
How Secure Do You Need to Be? 437
Physical Security 438
Basic User Security 439
Passwords 440
Network Security 441
TCP/IP Wrappers 442
Other Kinds of Security 443
Further Reading 445
Part V WordPerfect 8 for Linux
Chapter 29 Using WordPerfect 8 for Linux 449
Installing Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux 451
Working with WordPerfect Documents 453
Working with Text 455
Page Formatting 462
Other WordPerfect 8 Tools 468
Find and Replace 468
Chapter 30 Creating Web Pages with WordPerfect 8 475
What Is HTML? 476
Opening HTML Documents 478
The Internet Publisher Web Editor 481
Publishing Your HTML Document 486
Uploading Your Document to the Web 487
Part VI Appendixes
Appendix A How to Compile a Kernel 491
Why Would You Want to Compile a Kernel? 492
How to Recompile Your Kernel 493
Appendix B A Compendium of Common Shell Commands 503
Commands for File System Navigation 504
Commands for File Management and Manipulation 507
Commands for Miscellaneous User Actions 514
Commands for System Administration 519
Appendix C Linux Resources on the Internet 525
The Top Five Linux Web Pages 528
Corel Linux Resources 529
Software to Download 530
Linux History, Activism, and General Information 531
X Window System 532
KDE 533
Basic System Administration 534
Shells and Scripting 535
Networking 536
Mail Services 537
File and Print Sharing 538
Web Services 538
Network Services 539
Security 540
Just for Fun 541
Appendix D Initialization Scripts 543
Apache 544
Apmd 548
Autofs 550
bootmisc.sh 556
checkfs.sh 558
checkroot.sh 559
cron 562
detector 563
dhcpcd 564
diald 573
dosplashFX 575
halt 576
hostname.sh 576
hwclock.sh 577
iplogger 578
isapnp 580
kdm 581
kerneld 582
keymaps.sh 583
logoutd 584
lpd 585
mdutils 586
modutils 587
mountall.sh 588
mountnfs.sh 589
netbase 590
netstd_init 593
netstd_misc 594
netswitch 595
network 595
nviboot 596
oss_sound 597
pcmcia 598
pcmcia.dpkg_dist 601
ppp 606
proftpd 606
rc 608
rcS 611
reboot 612
rmnologin 612
samba 613
sendsigs 615
single 616
skeleton 616
sysklogd 618
umountfs 619
unsplashFX 620
upsd 621
urandom 622
xdm 623
xfs 626
Xserver_setnormalmode 628
Xserver_setsafemode 628
Index 631
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2000

    A good starter book

    Once I began to read the book I couldn't put it down. The book is well written. The way it explains each issue is excellent. It will make you love Linux!

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