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Linux Bible: Boot Up to Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu , and 7 Other Distributions, 2006 Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-75489-3
912 pages
February 2006
Linux Bible: Boot Up to Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu , and 7 Other Distributions, 2006 Edition (0471754897) cover image
  • This completely revamped edition covers the familiar Linux flavors as well as some exciting new distributions-Ubuntu, Mepis, Arch Linux, and four others
  • Ideal for users planning the transition to Linux who want to sample different distributions to see which one best meets their needs
  • Includes new sections on practical uses for Linux, cool multimedia apps, instant messaging, BitTorrent, and improved security techniques
  • Valuable information for system administrators who need to set up secure, fully functioning Linux servers
  • Bonus DVD is the only one on the market to include ten Linux distributions readers can try
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PART I: LINUX FIRST STEPS.

1. Starting with Linux.

2. Running Commands from the Shell.

3. Getting into the Desktop.

PART II: RUNNING THE SHOW.

4. Learning Basic Administration.

5. Getting on the Internet.

6. Securing Linux.

PART III: CHOOSING AND INSTALLING A LINUX DISTRIBUTION.

7. Installing Linux.

8. Running Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

9. Running Debian GNU/Linux.

10. Running SUSE Linux.

11. Running KNOPPIX.

12. Running Yellow Dog Linux.

13. Running Gentoo Linux.

14. Running Slackware Linux.

15. Running Linspire.

16. Running Mandriva.

17. Running Ubuntu Linux.

18. Running a Linux Firewall/Router.

19. Running Bootable Linux Distribution.

PART IV: RUNNING APPLICATIONS.

20. Playing Music and Video.

21. Working with Words and Images.

22. E-Mailing and Web Browsing.

23. Gaming in Linux.

PART V: RUNNING SERVERS.

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

25. Running a Mail Server.

26. Running a Print Server.

27. Running a File Server.

PART VI: PROGRAMMING IN LINUX.

28. Programming Enviornments and Interfaces.

29. Programming Tools and Utilities.

Appendix A: Media.

Appendix B: Entering the Linux Community.

Index.

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Christopher Negus (Reedsberg, WI) is the author of the best-selling Red Hat Linux Bibles, Linux Toys, and Linux Troubleshooting Bible. He is a member of the Madison Linux User’s Group. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Chris served on development teams for the UNIX operating system at AT&T Bell Labs where UNIX was created and developed. He later worked with Novell on UNIX development and Caldera.
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