UNIX for Dummies

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  • UNIX For Dummies has been the standard for beginning UNIX references for nearly ten years, and this latest edition continues that tradition of success
  • This unparalled resource is updated to cover the latest applications of UNIX technology, including Linux and Mac desktops as well as how UNIX works with Microsoft server software
  • Thorough coverage of how to handle UNIX installation, file management, software, ...
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Overview

  • UNIX For Dummies has been the standard for beginning UNIX references for nearly ten years, and this latest edition continues that tradition of success
  • This unparalled resource is updated to cover the latest applications of UNIX technology, including Linux and Mac desktops as well as how UNIX works with Microsoft server software
  • Thorough coverage of how to handle UNIX installation, file management, software, utilities, networks, Internet access, and other basic tasks
  • Aimed at the first-time UNIX desktop user growing accustomed to the ins and outs of the OS, as well as the beginning administrator who needs to get a handle on UNIX networking basics
  • Written by John Levine and Margaret Levine Young, longtime UNIX experts and highly experienced For Dummies authors
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Solve UNIX problems quickly. This book simplifies commands for typing, copying, printing, and more to make you a wizard in no time. Learn to use all versions, including Linux and Berkeley. B&W illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878058584
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Pages: 408

Meet the Author

John Levine and Margaret Levine Young are the dynamic For Dummies duo with more than 50 books to their credit, including eight editions of The Internet For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Before the Beginning 7
Ch. 1 Log Me In, UNIX! 9
Ch. 2 What Is UNIX, Anyway? 19
Ch. 3 A Few Lines on Linux 33
Pt. II Some Basic Stuff 39
Ch. 4 Opening Windows on UNIX 41
Ch. 5 Files for Fun and Profit 77
Ch. 6 Directories for Fun and Profit 91
Ch. 7 The Shell Game 103
Ch. 8 Where's That File? 119
Ch. 9 Printing (The Gutenberg Thing) 133
Pt. III Getting Things Done 147
Ch. 10 Writing Deathless Prose 149
Ch. 11 Umpteen Useful UNIX Utilities 175
Ch. 12 Installing Software Can Be Trickly 185
Ch. 13 Juggling a Bunch of Programs 199
Ch. 14 Taming Linux 211
Pt. IV UNIX and the Net 217
Ch. 15 Your Computer Is Not Alone 219
Ch. 16 Across a Crowded Network 229
Ch. 17 Automating Your Office Gossip 243
Ch. 18 Web Surfing for UNIX Users 263
Ch. 19 Grabbing Files from the Net 279
Ch. 20 Now Serving the Internet 293
Pt. V Help! 303
Ch. 21 Disaster Relief 305
Ch. 22 The Case of the Missing Files 311
Ch. 23 Some Programs Just Won't Die 325
Ch. 24 "My Computer Hates Me" 331
Pt. VI The Part of Tens 343
Ch. 25 Ten Common Mistakes 345
Ch. 26 Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX 351
Index 361
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