Red Hat Linux 9 Visual QuickPro Guide

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You may just be figuring out what programmers and die-hard open-source fans have known for years: You're not a slave to Windows! There is an alternative: Red Hat Linux! With its Gnome desktop and GUI, Red Hat Linux 9 now represents a real OS option for home users, and this handy Visual QuickPro Guide is the best way to tap all of its power quickly. The best-selling author of the last edition of this popular guide--Harold Davis--uses the same easy visual approach here. By following the step-by-step, task-based ...

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Overview

You may just be figuring out what programmers and die-hard open-source fans have known for years: You're not a slave to Windows! There is an alternative: Red Hat Linux! With its Gnome desktop and GUI, Red Hat Linux 9 now represents a real OS option for home users, and this handy Visual QuickPro Guide is the best way to tap all of its power quickly. The best-selling author of the last edition of this popular guide--Harold Davis--uses the same easy visual approach here. By following the step-by-step, task-based instructions outlined in these pages, you'll be able to go straight to work with Linux as you learn how to navigate and configure the Gnome desktop, work with its native (and non-native) apps, use the command line, set up network and Web servers, and more. You'll also find loads of information--concisely and clearly presented--about all that's new in Linux today: a refined installation process, an updated windows-based Gnome desktop, usability enhancements, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321219183
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Visual QuickPro Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Software developer Harold Davis specializes in the Web and e-commerce. He has written numerous books on programming and software development, including Red Hat Linux 6: Visual QuickPro Guide and Visual Basic.NET for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide.

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Table of Contents

I. INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX 9.

1. Quick Start Installation.

2. Detailed Installation Instructions.

3. Configuring GNOME.

4. Email and the Web.

5. Linux Documentation.

II. DOING WINDOWS IN RED HAT LINUX 9.

6. The Desktop Environment (Working with GNOME and KDE).

7. GNOME and KDE Applications.

8. OpenOffice for Linux+.

9. Doing the Database Thing.

III. Working with Linux on the Command Line.

10. The BASH Shell.

11. Files, Processes, and Permissions.

12. Shell Scripting and Programming.

IV. NETWORKING AND THE WEB.

13. The Linux Server.

14. Apache Web Server.

V. APPENDICES.

Appendix A. Useful Commands.

Appendix B. The GNU General Public License.

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