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Now that SUSE is part of Novell, many North American Linux users are discovering the power of SUSE Linux for the first time. They’ll benefit from a comprehensive guide that gets into all of SUSE 9.x’s nooks, crannies, quirks, and advantages. SUSE Linux 9 Bible is that guide -- and, as a bonus, it comes with SUSE Linux 9.1 Professional on DVD.
To begin with, here’s all you need to know about installation: from partitioning to boot options, changing runlevels to configuring hardware. Once you’re running, the authors walk you through all the command-line basics you’ll need (relax, GNOME and KDE are discussed later). You’ll find detailed introductions to files and filesystems; bootup; configuration with YaST; the X Window System; software package installation, text editing and manipulation; and a whole lot more.
Nearly half the book is set aside to cover SUSE in network and Internet environments. You’ll walk through configuring and troubleshooting IP (and even integrating with an old Novell IPX network -- now, that’s legacy).You’ll set up Apache web services, the mail server of your choice (Postfix, Qpopper, and/or Cyrus, but not sendmail); Samba file and print services; DHCP, DNS, BIND, NFS, FTP, firewalls, LDAP, even Squid web proxies.
The book concludes with four chapters on integrating SUSE into enterprise environments: everything from storage and clusters to kernel management. The “enterprise” section includes detailed introductions to both SUSE Linux Standard Server and SUSE Linux OpenExchange Server (SLOX), SUSE’s powerful email/groupware system. Whatever SUSE you’re running, though, this book will help you run it better and more effectively. Bill Camarda, from the March 2005 Read Only