Learning Debian GNU/Linux with CD-ROM

Learning Debian GNU/Linux with CD-ROM

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Overview

Linux and Open Source are attracting unprecedented attention in the high tech world. Debian GNU/Linux is a remarkable demonstration of what the Open Source model can produce: Debian is an all volunteer organization, and their distribution contains only open-source software.This exciting new world can be intimidating for those whose primary computing experience is Microsoft Windows. In Learning Debian/GNU Linux, Bill McCarty has written a book for this new audience, aimed at introducing them to a Unix style operating system.Learning Debian GNU/Linux will guide any new user of Linux through the installing and use of Debian GNU/Linux, the entirely Open Source version of the Linux operating system. It demystifies Linux in terms familiar to Windows users and gives readers only what they need to start being successful users of Linux.Learning Debian GNU/Linux takes the reader step by step through the process of installing and setting up a Debian system, and provides a thorough but gentle introduction to the basics of using Debian GNU/Linux.Because the book is written specifically for the included CD, the reader needs nothing else to get started with this exciting new operating system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565927056
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/08/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Bill McCarty is a Professor of Information Technology at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. Bill is also the author of over fifteen technical books and numerous papers and presentations. He serves as editor of the Honeynet Files department of the journal IEEE Security and Privacy, and directs the Azusa Pacific University Honeynet Research Project, which is affiliated with the Honeynet Project's Honeynet Research Alliance. Bill has briefed members of US organizations such as the CIA, DISA, FBI, NASA, and NSA, and non-US organizations such as the UK's CESG and GHQ, on his honeynet research. He has worked with the FBI to prevent and detect computer crimes.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Why Run Linux?

Chapter 2: Preparing to Install Linux

Chapter 3: Installing Linux

Chapter 4: Issuing Linux Commands

Chapter 5: Installing and Configuring the X Window System

Chapter 6: Using the X Window System

Chapter 7: Configuring and Administering Linux

Chapter 8: Using Linux Applications and Clients

Chapter 9: Playing Linux Games

Chapter 10: Setting Up a Linux-Based LAN

Chapter 11: Getting Connected to the Internet

Chapter 12: Setting Up a Linux-Based WAN

Chapter 13: Conquering the BASH Shell

Linux Directory Tree

Principal Linux Files

The Debian Package Management Utilities

Managing the Boot Process

Linux Command Quick Reference

Open Publication License

Glossary

Colophon

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