Linux in a Windows World

Linux in a Windows World

by Roderick W Smith Ph.D., Smith Roderickw
     
 

Linux's unparalleled functionality and adaptability have made it the main alternative to Unix and Microsoft Windows operating systems. And with good reason. System administrators realize that this robust alternative can greatly improve their operating system's reliability and save them money, too. Linux systems are even less vulnerable to attacks by computer

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Overview

Linux's unparalleled functionality and adaptability have made it the main alternative to Unix and Microsoft Windows operating systems. And with good reason. System administrators realize that this robust alternative can greatly improve their operating system's reliability and save them money, too. Linux systems are even less vulnerable to attacks by computer viruses and worms. Not surprisingly, businesses, government agencies, schools, and a wealth of other institutions are all looking to Linux to replace the Windows desktop for these same benefits.Linux in a Windows World takes an in-depth look at exactly how Linux can be brought into an organization that's currently based on Microsoft Windows systems. Featuring a litany of insider tips and techniques, Linux in a Windows World dispenses all the practical advice you need to migrate to this revolutionary open source software.Author Roderick W. Smith, himself a renowned system administrator and Linux convert, understands that the skills required to install, deploy, and maintain Linux are not easy to find. That's why he has tapped the absolute best source of information available: the Linux server experts who have made it their life's work to build and manage the Linux system.The latest in O'Reilly's line of bestselling Linux titles, Linux in a Windows World is an invaluable companion for any system administrator interested in integrating Linux into their Windows environment.

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Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Maybe you're replacing expensive Windows servers with Linux-based file, mail, or authentication services. Maybe you're even running Linux desktops with OpenOffice.org. However you're using Linux, you're not alone: It's finding its way into more and more Windows networks. That leads to special administration challenges. This book offers specific solutions, from high-level deployment strategies all the way down to commands and config file edits.

It'll help you make the most of Samba -- even as a Windows domain controller or a backup server. It'll show you how to authenticate Linux desktops via your existing account databases or authenticate Windows clients using Linux-based OpenLDAP. It'll help you deal with remote login, set up Linux thin clients, and use Linux for network backup, DHCP, even time synchronization. If you're a system or network administrator in a mixed Windows/Linux environment, this is the book you've been wishing for. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596007584
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.19(d)

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Meet the Author

Roderick W. Smith is a well-known system administrator with a monthly Linux Magazine column and several highly respected books, including Advanced Linux Networking and Linux Power Tools.

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