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Once considered a fringe operating system with a cult following, Linux is now touted as the only viable alternative to Windows. Recent attention in the media and backing from industry leaders such as Oracle and IBM have helped increase shipments of the open source operating system dramatically over the past year.

The No B.S. Guide to Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive and concise guide to the most popular Linux version on the market — Red Hat. Its release is timed to coincide with...

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Overview

Once considered a fringe operating system with a cult following, Linux is now touted as the only viable alternative to Windows. Recent attention in the media and backing from industry leaders such as Oracle and IBM have helped increase shipments of the open source operating system dramatically over the past year.

The No B.S. Guide to Red Hat Linux is a comprehensive and concise guide to the most popular Linux version on the market — Red Hat. Its release is timed to coincide with the release of Red Hat's newest version — the first Linux version with a graphical user interface. No 1,000-page doorstop, this book provides new and experienced users with succinct, easy-to-follow instructions for installing, configuring, and running Red Hat Linux. The author illustrates this operating system's features and capabilities and leads readers through the commands and utilities, showing that Linux can do anything Windows can do — only faster and cheaper.

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Editorial Reviews

Sys Admin Magazine
Rankin’s expertise and informal style make this an ideal choice for the beginning Linux user and an excellent reference for the more experienced user.
Linux Planet
As an overview of Red Hat 6 this book is excellent.
Linux Forum
An aptly named book—great for a beginner to Linux. If you are constantly being called by friends to help out with installing and running Linux, this book makes a great gift.
Linux Journal
For someone who has already installed Red Hat 6.0 Linux and wants to learn more about its new capabilities, I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
A comprehensive introduction to the world of Linux. This is a great place for the beginning user to start.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886411302
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Format: DVD ROM
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rankin-Nationally recognized computer expert

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Installing Linux on Your PC
Chapter 2:GNOME: The Linux GUI
Chapter 3: Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 4: Living in a Shell
Chapter 5: The Linux File System
Chapter 6: Useful Linux Commands
Chapter 7: Text Editors
Chapter 8: Slicing and Dicing
Chapter 9: Roll Your Own: Linux Programming
Chapter 10: Managing Your Email
Chapter 11: Compression, Encoding, and Encryption
Chapter 12: Linux Does DOS
Chapter 13: Tweaking Linux
Chapter 14: Updating Your Linux System
Chapter 15: Learning More About Linux
Glossary
Appendix A: What's On the CD-ROM?
Appendix B: The GNU General Public License
Appendix C: Table of DOS and Unix Equivalences
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