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If you’ve been looking for an economical, powerful desktop and server operating system that does everything you need to do and is easy to work with, Caldera OpenLinux may be exactly what you had in mind. At the heart of Caldera OpenLinux is the amazing Linux kernel – fast, versatile, and able to function magnificently with a minimum of RAM. Add to that one of the easiest installation procedures and some of the most valuable commercial software add-ons available, and you have a versatile system that’s not subject to the Microsoft monolith.
Still, OpenLinux is not the world’s most common operating system. So Caldera OpenLinux For Dummies® is exactly what you need to help you install it, configure it, and start using it as quickly and painlessly as possible. This friendly guide makes it easy to
- Install OpenLinux
- Explore the KDE graphical desktop
- Issue important commands
- Maintain your system
- Use text editors
- Set up an Internet provider
Along with a little of Linux’s fascinating history, renowned Linux devotees Jon “maddog” Hall and Nicholas Wells get you going with Caldera OpenLinux and help you maintain it, troubleshoot problems, and take advantage of all the open source goodies. Find out all about:
- Using OpenLinux as a personal workstation, a file and print server, an Internet or intranet service provider, a three-tier client/server, or a turnkey system
- Partitioning your hard disk, setting up graphics hardware, and using the Lizard configuration tool
- Understanding and using shells and shell commands
- Maintaining your system and fixing corrupt files
- Customizing OpenLinux and enhancing disk performance
- Setting up an Internet connection, configuring an ISP, and customizing your browser
A bonus CD-ROM with the book contains the full distribution of OpenLinux 2.3, including the Lizard graphical installation utility, so you get right in there and start building your system. Before you know it, you’ll be declaring your independence from Windows.
About the Author
Jon "maddog" Hall is the author of Linux® For Dummies®, 2nd Edition, and a frequent speaker at Linux conferences. Nicholas Wells is the author of several books on Linux and teaches Linux training courses nationwide.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCING OPENLINUX.
Chapter 1. OpenLinux and You.
Chapter 2. Accessorizing OpenLinux.
PART II: INSTALLING OPEN LINUX.
Chapter 3. Discovering What's in Your System.
Chapter 4. Making Room for OpenLinux.
Chapter 5. Installation: Down to the Final Stretch.
Chapter 6. Solving Problems with the Graphical System.
Chapter 7. Using OpenLinux for the First Time.
PART III: USING OPENLINUX.
Chapter 8. Working with Files and Commands.
Chapter 9. Working with Editors.
Chapter 10. Avoiding Shell Shock.
Chapter 11. Windows on the World.
Chapter 12. Do Something Useful.
PART IV: MAINTAINING YOUR SYSTEM.
Chapter 13. File System Management.
Chapter 14. Customizing OpenLinux.
PART V: GOING ONLINE.
Chapter 15. Setting Up Your Internet Connection.
Chapter 16. Surfing the Web.
PART VI: THE PART OF TENS.
Chapter 17. Ten Sources of Hekp.
Chapter 18. Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.
PART VII: APPENDIXES.
Appendix A: Hardware Compatibility.
Appendix B: The OpenLinux Man Pages.
Appendix C: About the CD.
General Public License Agreement.
Book Registration Information.