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Linux Bible 2011 Edition: Boot up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and 13 Other Distributions

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The most up-to-date guide on the latest version of Linux

Linux is an excellent, low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems and its popularity continues to remain on the rise. This comprehensive resource offers more than 100 pages of the most sought-after Linux commands, provides new tutorial chapters aimed specifically at Windows desktop users and Windows administrators, and includes a new chapter on using Linux on gadgets. You’ll get up to speed with Linux so that...

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Overview

The most up-to-date guide on the latest version of Linux

Linux is an excellent, low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems and its popularity continues to remain on the rise. This comprehensive resource offers more than 100 pages of the most sought-after Linux commands, provides new tutorial chapters aimed specifically at Windows desktop users and Windows administrators, and includes a new chapter on using Linux on gadgets. You’ll get up to speed with Linux so that you can install secure, fully functioning Linux server systems.

  • Shows you what Linux is capable of, how to install it, how to make the most of its features, and ways to make use of its commands
  • Provides step-by-step instructions for transitioning to Linux and explains how to choose which distribution is right for you, find and use the applications you need, set up the desktop to be the way you like it, and more
  • Walks you through transferring your stuff (music, documents, and images) from Windows to Linux

Whether you're making the transition from Windows or Macintosh and need to choose which distribution is right for you or you are already savvy with Linux and need a thoroughly up-to-date guide on its newest features, Linux Bible 2011 Edition is a must have!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470929988
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Bible Series , #677
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 700,184
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Negus has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), CentOS Bible, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. Recently, Chris co-authored several  books for the new Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Mac OS X, and BSD UNIX Toolbox.

For eight years Chris worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to help contribute to Novell’s UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.

Currently, Chris is employed by Red Hat, Inc. as a Linux instructor. He teaches classes and gives exams to those seeking Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certifications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. xxvii

Part I: Getting Off the Ground with Linux.

Chapter 1: Starting with Linux.

Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Desktop.

Part II: Running a Linux Desktop.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Desktop.

Chapter 4: E-mailing and Web Browsing.

Chapter 5: Playing Music, Video, Photos, and Games.

Part III: Learning System Administration Skills.

Chapter 6: Starting with System Administration.

Chapter 7: Installing Linux.

Chapter 8: Running Commands from the Shell.

Chapter 9: Learning Basic Administration.

Chapter 10: Managing Disks and File Systems.

Chapter 11: Setting Up Networking.

Chapter 12: Using Network Tools.

Chapter 13: Securing Linux.

Chapter 14: Creating Useful Shell Scripts.

Part IV: Setting Up Linux Servers.

Chapter 15: Running a Linux Web Server.

Chapter 16: Running a Mail Server.

Chapter 17: Running a Print Server.

Chapter 18: Running a File Server.

Part V: Choosing and Installing Different Linux Distributions.

Chapter 19: Running Ubuntu Linux.

Chapter 20: Running Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 21: Running Debian GNU/Linux.

Chapter 22: Running SUSE and openSUSE Linux.

Chapter 23: Running PCLinuxOS.

Chapter 24: Running Bootable Linux Distributions.

Part VI: Programming in Linux.

Chapter 25: Programming Environments and Interfaces.

Chapter 26: Programming Tools and Utilities.

Part VII: Appendix and License.

Appendix: Media.

GNU General Public License.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    Exactly what I needed

    I was part of a team that were doing a Linux project and this book put me ahead of the other people try to make the same accomplishments.

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