Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Linux is yet another comprehensive, user-friendly guide in the highly acclaimed Norton style. Its unique, hands-on, step-by-step approach teaches the features of the most popular distributions of Linux. Norton and Griffith pave the way to a better understanding of Linux. Learn about all the newest technologies available for increasing your operating system capabilities--such as the Gnome and KDE user interfaces, networking with Samba and NFS, and installing the many built-in servers. You will find Peter's Principles, communications, networking, printing, performance, troubleshooting, and compatibility tips throughout the book.
Table of ContentsIntroduction to Linux
Configuring Your Linux System
Adding Hardware to Your Linux System
Installing the X Window System
Running the X Window System
System Accounting and Logging
Using the Command Line Shell
Introduction to Shell Programming
TCP/IP Networking with Linux
Getting Online with Modems
FTP Server Fundamentals
Linux Web Servers
DNS and Other Network Services
Network Troubleshooting with Linux
Sharing and Printing Files with Samba
Using NFS on Linux
Emulating DOS and Windows
The Linux Application Development Platform
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Peter Norton has done it again. He has written an informative book for the class of tomorrow. Unix and Linux are the wave of the future!!!!
I've been trying to get off 'ground-zero' with Linux for a while. I read through several books (Que, Sam's, etc) but I always ended up as confused as when I started. I picked up this book and got the step-up I needed! I come from a Windows NT/OpenVMS background, and I found that this book gave me all the essentials in language I could understand, complete with examples for the various Linux systems. I had a small problem in the Networks section with the explananation for trying to set up PPP and diald, but by then I felt comfortable enough with Linux to read the How-To's on these subjects. Norton's Complete Guide to Linux was certainly well worth the money, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone.