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UNIX: Visual QuickStart Guide
     

UNIX: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Deborah S. Ray, Eric J. Ray
 

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What was once regarded as the purview of programmers and administrators is now making its way to users' desktops-most notably via Mac OS X-and users have begun to take note. When you're ready to get to the heart of it all-to the operating system at the core of the Internet, the intranet, and quite possibly your own desktop-there's no better way to start than by

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What was once regarded as the purview of programmers and administrators is now making its way to users' desktops-most notably via Mac OS X-and users have begun to take note. When you're ready to get to the heart of it all-to the operating system at the core of the Internet, the intranet, and quite possibly your own desktop-there's no better way to start than by consulting with this handy Visual QuickStart Guide. The authors who made Unix comprehensible to the masses are back with Unix, 2nd Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide-completely updated to reflect all that's new in Unix. The book discusses how to run a home network server and use CUPS, Samba, http, and more. Through simple step-by-step instructions, numerous tips, and plenty of visual references, you'll learn everything you need to know to make sense of the flavors, commands, and technical jargon surrounding the Unix operating system. Printing in the Unix environment, managing your system, and more are all covered in the straightforward, approachable style that has become the hallmark of the Visual QuickStart series.

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Open-source, UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux (Computer Media, LJ 5/1/03) and FreeBSD (Computer Media, LJ 9/1/03) have been growing in popularity, adding to UNIX's reputation as an undeniable standard. For beginning users (with little geared toward administrators), Visual QuickStart provides step-by-step instructions to common commands, from logging in to recording login sessions-with typical tips, tables, sidebars, and screenshots. Appendixes contain a UNIX reference, typical file and directory locations, and command flags. A gentle introduction to the seemingly intimidating UNIX environment; recommended for all libraries. Webmin covers the core uses of this popular open-source, web-based graphical system administration tool, from installation to configuring DNS with BIND to setting up Sendmail. Notes, cautions, and tips add OS-specific and other useful information, the use of each Webmin option is clearly explained, and strategic screen shots illustrate concepts. Especially useful for beginning to intermediate administrators, this will find an audience in larger libraries. (The text is also freely available online.) Security updates and revises this comprehensive classic for beginning to advanced administrators, with hands-on, applicable advice for securing UNIX and UNIX-like networks. While all examples are UNIX-specific, the underlying explanations of network security issues are useful overall. Its logical organization and clear explanations make it a good reference for larger libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321170101
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray are syndicated columnists, consultants, and co-owners of RayComm, a consulting firm. The authors of many books on computers and computing systems, the Rays have received several awards from the Society of Technical Communications, including an International Distinguished Technical Communication award and an International Excellence award.

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