Red Hat Linux 7 Weekend Crash Course

Red Hat Linux 7 Weekend Crash Course

by Naba Barkakati

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Red Hat Linux 7 Weekend Crash Course by Naba Barkakati

Get up to Speed on Red Hat(r)Linux(r) 7 - in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Red Hat Linux. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you worked with Linux. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you - Red Hat(r)Linux(r) 7 Weekend Crash Course(TM). Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to jump right in and install, use, and manage Red Hat Linux. It's as simple as that. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

• Getting Ready to Install Red Hat Linux

• Making Room for Red Hat Linux

• Finishing the Red Hat Linux Installation

• Troubleshooting the Red Hat Linux Installation
Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

• Test Driving Red Hat Linux for the First Time

• Exploring Linux Files and Directories

• Understanding the Shell

• Learning Linux Commands

• Editing Text Files in Red Hat Linux

• Performing Basic System Administration Tasks
Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 hours

• Using Modems in Red Hat Linux

• Networking Your Red Hat Linux PC

• Connecting Your Red Hat Linux PC to the Internet

• Setting Up Internet Services

• Using Red Hat Linux as a Workgroup Server

• Accessing Windows and DOS Files from Red Hat Linux
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

• Customizing the GNOME and KDE Desktops

• Working with Screen Savers and Playing Games

• Working with Multimedia Applications

• Working with the Office Tools in Red Hat Linux
Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours

• Configuring the X Window System

• Understanding How Red Hat Linux Boots

• Installing Software Packages

• Building a New Kernel

• Scheduling Jobs in Red Hat Linux

• Backing Up and Restoring Files
Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours

• Building Software Packages from Source Files

• Monitoring System Performance

• Maintaining System Security

• Getting Help from Available Resources
3 Bonus CD-ROMs

• Red Hat Linux 7.0

• Includes the Linux Kernel plus Apache, Samba, Netscape, GNOME, KDE, and much more

• Plus assessment software to help gauge your progress
System Requirements: Linux-ready PC with CD-Rom and 3.5" floppy drives. See inside for complete requirements. www.idgbooks.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764547416
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/15/2000
Series: Weekend Crash Course Series
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

About the Author Naba Barkakati is an expert programmer and successful computer-book author who has experience in a wide variety of systems, ranging from MS-DOS and Windows to UNIX and the X Window System. He bought his first personal computer - an IBM PC-AT - in 1984 after graduating with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. While pursuing a full-time career in engineering, Naba dreamed of writing software for the emerging PC software market. As luck would have it, instead of building a software empire Like Microsoft, he ended up writing successful computer books. Over the past 12 years, Naba has written 25 computer books on a number of topics ranging from C++ programming to Linux. He has authored several best-selling titles, such as The Waite Group's Turbo C++ Bible, Object-Oriented Programming in C++, X Window System Programming, Visual C++ Developer's Guide, and Borland C++ 4 Developer's Guide. His books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, French, German, Polish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Naba's most recent book is the best-selling Red Hat Linux Secrets, 3rd Edition, also published by IDG Books. Naba lives in North Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Leha and their children Ivy, Emily, and Ashley.

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