Red Hat Linux 7 Fast and Easy

Overview

For users new to Linux, Red Hat Linux 7 Fast & Easy is the only book that provides step-by-step instruction in an easy-to-follow visual format. This hot flavor of Linux is explained without making you wade through pages and pages of text filled with information you don’t need to use Linux effectively. Hundreds of visual examples show you exactly how you can be productive with Red Hat Linux right away! This book is for users who are curious about what makes Linux tick and want a quick, basic introduction to ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $3.84   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$3.84
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(169)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
076152679X BRAND NEW NEVER USED IN STOCK 125,000+ HAPPY CUSTOMERS SHIP EVERY DAY WITH FREE TRACKING NUMBER

Ships from: fallbrook, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

For users new to Linux, Red Hat Linux 7 Fast & Easy is the only book that provides step-by-step instruction in an easy-to-follow visual format. This hot flavor of Linux is explained without making you wade through pages and pages of text filled with information you don’t need to use Linux effectively. Hundreds of visual examples show you exactly how you can be productive with Red Hat Linux right away! This book is for users who are curious about what makes Linux tick and want a quick, basic introduction to it. This Fast & Easy guide will prove the value choice in visual learning!
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Here's a friendly, step-by-step, lots-of-screen-shots guide to the brand-spankin'- newest version of Red Hat Linux. Brian Proffitt focuses on doing things the easy way with the Gnome graphical user interface. You'll master the Gnome desktop, the Linux file system, multi-user Linux, printing, multimedia, Internet connectivity, installing software with the Gnome RPM, and lots more. No theory -- just hands-on coverage, with no surprises, and no unwarranted assumptions about what you already know.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761526797
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Getting Started with Linux
Chapter 1: Discovering Linux
Starting Linux for the First Time
Starting X Window
Creating a New User
Exploring Gnome
Understanding Desktop Elements
Starting Programs from the Main Menu Button
Using Buttons, Menus, and Dialog Boxes
Exploring KDE
Understanding Desktop Elements
Starting Programs from the Application Starter
Getting Help
Getting Help on the Desktop
Finding Help Files in Applications
Chapter 2: Working with Program Windows
Opening Program Windows
Displaying a Program Window
Making Windows Animate When Opened
Resizing a Window
Using the Maximize Button
Using the Mouse
Shading and Iconifying Windows
Moving a Window around the Screen
Closing a Program Window
Chapter 3: Moving around Your Desktop
Working with Multiple Windows
Finding a Few Applications to Open
Cleaning Up Your Desktop with Shading
Creating Virtual Desktop Areas
Understanding the Gnome Pager
Making Workspaces and Virtual Desktops
Working with Virtual Desktops and Workspaces
Pushing Windows off a Desktop
Moving Between Workspaces
Searching for Lost Applications
Chapter 4: Customizing the Screen Display
Changing the Desktop Background
Using a Solid Color Background
Creating a Gradient Background
Selecting a Wallpaper
Setting Up a Screen Saver
Working with Themes
Selecting a Window Theme
Choosing an Interface Theme
Changing the Screen Resolution
Chapter 5: Managing Your Desktop
Working with Applets on the Gnome Panel
Entertaining from the Gnome Panel
Playing Your CDs
Moving Applets around on the Gnome Panel
Removing Applets from the Gnome Panel
Using Application Launchers
Adding a Launcher to the Gnome Panel
Changing the Launcher Icon
Deleting Launchers
Adding Drawers to the Gnome Panel
Creating the Drawer
Filling up the Drawer
Creating a Drawer from the Main Menu
Changing Launcher and Drawer Icon Backgrounds
Part I Review Questions
Part II: Using the File System
Chapter 6: Exploring the File System
Opening the File System
Looking at File Manager
Understanding the Linux File System
Browsing the File System
Selecting Files
Using the Mouse
Using Selection Criteria
Sorting the File List
Reordering the File List
Filtering the File List
Chapter 7: Organizing the Filing System
Creating Directories
Copying and Moving Files
Using Drag and Drop
Using a Control Menu
Renaming Files
Removing Files and Directories
Deleting Files
Working with Confirmation Dialog Boxes
Finding Files in Your Home Directory
Working with Files on Your Desktop
Moving a File to the Desktop
Opening a File
Chapter 8: Managing in a Multi-User Environment
Working with User Accounts
Creating a New User Account
Editing a User Account
Allowing Users to Change Their Password
Forming Groups
Creating a Group
Assigning Users to a Group
Sharing Files with a Group
Setting File Permissions
Chapter 9: Maintaining Your Linux
Finding System Information
Mounting a Floppy Disk Drive
Creating a Linux Floppy Drive
Creating a DOS Floppy Drive
Mounting the Floppy Drive in the User Account
Browsing the Floppy Drive
Preparing a Boot Disk
Checking for Available Disk Space
Resetting the Clock
Part II Review Questions
Part III: Making Linux Work for You
Chapter 10: Working with Files
Creating a New File
Working with Text
Selecting Text
Copying and Deleting Text
Saving a File
Closing a File
Opening an Existing File
Chapter 11: Working in the Console
Entering Console Mode
Managing Directories
Changing Directories
Making Directories
Removing Directories
Managing Files
Copying Files
Moving Files
Renaming Files
Deleting Files
Chapter 12: Getting Organized Using Linux
Adding It up with the Calculator
Turning on the Calculator
Performing Simple Math Calculations
Keeping Track of Important Dates
Starting the Calendar
Changing the Time View
Adding an Appointment
Maintaining an Address Book
Opening the Address Book
Adding an Address
Updating Address Information
Sorting Addresses
Adding Column Headings
Chapter 13: Printing Files
Configuring a Local Printer
Setting Up the Printer
Testing the Printer
Printing Files
Chapter 14: Sounding Off with Your Computer
Configuring Your Sound Card
Setting System Sounds
Changing the Keyboard Bell
Changing Sound Events
Tuning Up with the CD Player
Starting the CD Player
Playing Music CDs
Keeping a Play List for Your Favorite CDs
Part III Review Questions
Part IV: Tuning Up Your Linux
Chapter 15: Adding Applications to Your Linux
Starting the Gnome RPM
Verifying Installed Packages
Installing a Package
Installing from the PowerTools CD
Installing from Third-Party RPMs
Chapter 16: Getting On the Internet
Creating the Connection
Setting Up a PPP Connection
Connecting to Your ISP
Chapter 17: Surfing the Web
Using the Netscape Navigator Web Browser
Accessing Web Pages
Changing Your Home Page
Keeping a List of Often Visited Web Sites
Setting Up E-mail and News Accounts
Managing E-mail
Receiving Messages
Sending Messages
Lurking through the Newsgroups
Subscribing to Newsgroups
Reading Newsgroup Messages
Part VI Review Questions
Part V: Appendix
Appendix A: Installing Linux
Understanding Your Installation Options
Getting Ready
Determining Your System Devices
Loading the Linux Operating System
Glossary
Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)