Mastering Linux

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Overview

Join the Linux Revolution!
Newly revised and updated, Mastering Linux is the best all-in-one Linux resource available anywhere. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know to install, configure, use, and optimize this increasingly popular and respected operating system. You'll even find the operating system itself-the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 7, absolutely free on the enclosed CD!
Whatever you want to achieve with Linux, Mastering Linux makes it easy, providing the clear instruction and unique insights of a Linux expert who understands the needs of the non-Unix world.
Coverage includes:
* Installing Linux
* Configuring and using the GNOME and KDE graphical user interfaces
* Configuring and using X-Windows v. 4
* Using Linux commands
* Managing files in Linux
* Connecting to the Internet and e-mailing with Linux
* Using Netscape Communicator 6 for Linux
* Faxing from Linux
* Using Linux on a LAN
* Using Linux as part of a Windows network
* Connecting and configuring USB peripherals
* Creating a Linux Web server
* Setting up and using a Linux mail server
* Running DOS and Windows applications using Wine
* Configuring your Linux system with LinuxConf
* Re-compiling the Linux kernel
CD Description
On the enclosed CD, you'll find the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 7, the world's most popular Linux distribution. This is a non-expiring version that you can install and use for as long as you like.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782125559
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Series: Mastering Series
  • Edition description: Premium Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 2.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Arman Danesh is pursuing an advanced degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Formerly MIS Manager at Landegg Academy in Switzerland, where he was responsible for hundreds of Linux desktop installations and multiple Linux servers, Arman is the author of several Sybex books, including Mastering Corel Linux, Mastering Red Hat Linux 6, and the first edition of Mastering Linux. He is also Internet columnist for the South China Morning Post and editorial director for Juxta Publishing Limited.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Welcome to Linux

     Chapter  1:  What Is Linux?
     Chapter  2:  Choosing a Distribution

Part II: Installing Linux

     Chapter  3:  Getting Ready to Install Linux
     Chapter  4:  Installing Linux
     Chapter  5:  Special Installations

Part III: Using Desktop Environments

     Chapter  6:  An Overview of X Windows
     Chapter  7:  Installing and Configuring X Windows
     Chapter  8:  Using GNOME and X Windows
     Chapter  9:  Using Applications with GNOME and X Windows
     Chapter 10: Advanced GNOME Configuration
     Chapter 11: Using KDE
     Chapter 12: Advanced X Windows Configuration

Part IV: Mastering the Essentials

     Chapter 13: Introducing Linux Commands
     Chapter 14: Working with Files
     Chapter 15: Using LinuxConf and the Control Panel for System Configuration
     Chapter 16: Understanding the Shell
     Chapter 17: General System Administration
     Chapter 18: Using Peripherals
     Chapter 19: Linux Multimedia
     Chapter 20: Recompiling the Linux Kernel

Part V: Basic Connectivity

     Chapter 21: Understanding Linux Networking
     Chapter 22: Connecting Linux to the Internet
     Chapter 23: Using the World Wide Web
     Chapter 24: Reading E-Mail
     Chapter 25: Faxing from Linux

Part VI: Using Linux in the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO)

     Chapter 26: Where to Use Linux in the SOHO
     Chapter 27: Installing Linux for the SOHO
     Chapter 28: Configuring Linux for an Ethernet Network
     Chapter 29: Integrating Linux in Windows and Novell Networks
     Chapter 30: Linux and DOS/Windows
     Chapter 31: Security and Linux As an Inexpensive Router

Part VII: Using Linux As a Web, Database, and E-Mail Server

     Chapter 32: Building Your Own Web Server
     Chapter 33: Linux Database Servers
     Chapter 34: Integrating Your Database with Your Web Site
     Chapter 35: Linux as a Mail Server: The Power of Sendmail

Appendices

Appendix A: X Windows Colors

Appendix B: X Windows Fonts

Appendix C: Linux Around the World (Non-English Linux Distributions)

Appendix D: Red Hat Linux's Default Sendmail.ch File

Appendix E: Sources of Linux Information

Appendix F: The Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO

Appendix G: Linux Command Reference

Appendix H: GNU General Public License

Appendix I: Linux on Non-Intel Hardware

Appendix J: Kernel Compilation Glossary

Appendix K: About the Second CD

Index

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