Linux! I Didn't Know You Could Do That...

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—You've got Linux up and running, now learn how to optimize your time, increase your productivity and have fun with your Linux system! The second edition is filled with brand new Linux tips, tricks, and insider modifications.—The CD is packed with hundreds of megabytes of the hottest Linux downloads, from system administration utilities to games. —Second edition includes updated coverage of Red Hat 7, and the latest versions of GNOME, KDE and KOffice; increased coverage of topics including security and compression; and brand new coverage of
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Overview

—You've got Linux up and running, now learn how to optimize your time, increase your productivity and have fun with your Linux system! The second edition is filled with brand new Linux tips, tricks, and insider modifications.—The CD is packed with hundreds of megabytes of the hottest Linux downloads, from system administration utilities to games. —Second edition includes updated coverage of Red Hat 7, and the latest versions of GNOME, KDE and KOffice; increased coverage of topics including security and compression; and brand new coverage of multimedia utilities, graphics and Internet messaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782129359
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: I Didn't Know You Could Do That Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Make Linux Faster, Better, and Easier to Use 1
1 Us Your DOS Know-How to Save Time 2
2 How to Type Less and Do More 6
3 Become a Linux Guru: Master vi 10
4 Monitor Your System the Easy Way 14
5 Secure Your System against Intruders 22
6 Keep an Eye on All Your Network Traffic 36
Manage Your Files Like a Pro 49
7 Optimize Your Linux Hard Disk 50
8 Recover Lost Files with a Linux Undelete 54
9 Protect Sensitive Files 59
10 Completely Destroy an Entire Hard Disk 61
11 Keep Your Disk Resources in Constant View 63
12 Fine-Tune Your Hard Disk Format 73
13 Access Linux Files from DOS or Windows 78
14 Hack Your Hard Disk 82
15 Save Space with Linux Compression 89
Automate Your Entire System 95
16 Start Automatically in Graphics Mode 96
17 Run a Program Automatically Each Time You Start Linux 100
18 Run Any Program Any Time 106
Spice up Your Desktop 113
19 Personal Productivity Tools and Toys 114
20 System Admin Tools 132
21 Other Ingenious Add-Ons 139
Make Your Linux System a Desktop OS 155
22 Use the Latest Gnome and KDE Features 157
23 Run Office Suites on Linux 173
24 Run Other Office Programs on Linux 186
25 Run Your Windows Applications on Linux 192
Turn Linux Into the Ultimate Gamer 197
26 Linux at the Arcade 198
27 The Best Linux Strategy Games 214
Make Your System Entertaining 231
28 Make Linux Your Personal Video Player 232
29 Tune in to Radio or TV with Linux 241
30 Create a Linux-Based Music Studio 244
31 Create a Graphics Workstation 263
Turn Linux into a Web Server 277
32 Extend Apache with Modules 279
33 Make Apache a Proxy Server 288
34 Fine-Tune Your Apache Configuration 291
35 Track Your Web Site Traffic 298
36 Hist Multiple Web Sites on One Server 304
37 Graphically Configure Apache 307
Turn Your System Into a Super-Server 313
38 Connect in New Ways 314
39 Enhance Your Network Security 327
Clone Windows NT 341
40 Access Windows NT Servers from Linux 343
41 Clone a Windows NT Server on Linux 350
Use Linux as a Business Server 369
42 Check E-Mails for Viruses 370
43 Do Calculations in Linux 372
44 Create a Linux Fax Server 380
45 Share Information 384
Disaster-Proof Your System 389
46 Back Up Critical Files 390
47 Boot Linux in Emergencies 396
48 Monitor System Logs for Trouble 404
49 Add Redundant Disk Arrays to Linux 406
50 Supply Uninterrupted Power to Linux 408
App.: Finding More Linux Stuff 411
Index 414
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