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Linux Bible: Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and 11 Other Distributions, 2008 Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-28706-4
845 pages
February 2008
Linux Bible: Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and 11 Other Distributions, 2008 Edition (0470287063) cover image


Great Content from a Bestselling Author: The Linux Bible 2008 Edition is the best first Linux book for new or migrating users. By focusing on the building-block nature of Linux, and offering true up-to-date descriptions of Linux technology, the Bible helps the reader learn how to jump headlong into Linux, regardless of the Linux distribution they choose. Descriptions of different Linux distributions helps users choose the Linux distribution that's right for them. Detailed installation instructions, step-by-step descriptions of key desktop and server components, and the actual distributions on CD and DVD, let readers get started using Linux immediately. The Bible will serve a broad range of readers, from those starting with Linux to anyone looking to evaluate different Linux distributions. It also covers broad usage including Linux desktops, servers, and firewall/routers.

New features: Instead of just telling you about how the technology works, new "Bringing Linux In" sections describe how people have implemented Linux in the real world. New sections describe real-life examples, such as how:

  • A Small office created an inexpensive Web, print, and file server
  • A do-it-yourselfer combined Linux audio and video features to create a home multimedia center
  • A school build a computer lab with free educational software
  • A large corporation deployed thousands of Linux systems

Unique CD and DVD: No other book on the market includes so many Linux distributions on CD and DVD. Our DVD and CD will include the latest versions of at least the following Linux distributions: Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, KNOPPIX, Gentoo, Slackware, Mandriva, Damn Small Linux, SLAX, BackTrack, GeeXbox, and others.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Linux First Steps.

Chapter 1: Starting with Linux.

Chapter 2: Running Commands from the Shell.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Desktop.

Part II: Running the Show.

Chapter 4: Learning Basic Administration.

Chapter 5: Getting on the Internet.

Chapter 6: Securing Linux.

Part III: Choosing and Installing a Linux Distribution.

Chapter 7: Installing Linux.

Chapter 8: Running Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 9: Running Debian GNU/Linux.

Chapter 10: Running SUSE and openSUSE Linux.

Chapter 11: Running KNOPPIX.

Chapter 12: Running Yellow Dog Linux.

Chapter 13: Running Gentoo Linux.

Chapter 14: Running Slackware Linux.

Chapter 15: Running Linspire and Freespire.

Chapter 16: Running Mandriva.

Chapter 17: Running Ubuntu Linux.

Chapter 18: Running a Linux Firewall/Router.

Chapter 19: Running Bootable Linux Distributions.

Part IV: Running Applications.

Chapter 20: Playing Music and Video.

Chapter 21: Working with Words and Images.

Chapter 22: E-Mailing and Web Browsing.

Chapter 23: Gaming with Linux.

Part V: Running Servers.

Chapter 24: Running a Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) Server.

Chapter 25: Running a Mail Server.

Chapter 26: Running a Print Server.

Chapter 27: Running a File Server.

Part VI: Programming in Linux.

Chapter 28: Programming Environments and Interfaces.

Chapter 29: Programming Tools and Utilities.

Appendix A: Media.

Appendix B: Entering the Linux Community.


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Author Information

Chris Negus has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. In late 2007, Chris co-authored three books for the new Linux Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, and Ubuntu Linux Toolbox. For eight years, he worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to contribute to Novell’s short-lived UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.
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