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Red Hat Linux 8 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-1681-8
384 pages
November 2002
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Install Red Hat Linux 8, get connected, and get to work
Meet the new, improved GNOME interface and go online with cable and DSL
Want a powerful, versatile, and free PC operating system? This handy guide with two CD-ROMs has what you need to toss those other guys out the Windows. Before you can say "tech support," you'll have Red Hat Linux 8 installed and be cruising the Internet, using the newly integrated OpenOffice Suite and RealPlayer, and working with the friendly, revamped GNOME interface.
All this on 2 bonus CD-ROMs
Includes the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 8 with Apache Web Server, GNU compiler, GNOME and KDE Desktop, and more
System Requirements: Pentium-class PC with 32MB RAM (96MB recommended), CD-ROM, 650MB hard drive (2.5GB recommended).
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Introduction.

PART I: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX.

Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner ... A Penguin?

Chapter 2: Preparing Your Hard Drive for Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!

Chapter 4: Getting to Know Red Hat Linux.

PART II: GOT NET?

Chapter 5: Dial-up Modems Get the Job Done.

Chapter 6: Broadband Rocks!

Chapter 7: Connect Locally, Communicate Globally: Connecting to a LAN.

Chapter 8: Fire, Fire, Heh, Heh, Firewalls Are Cool.

PART III: LINUX, HUH! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!

Chapter 9: Gnowing GNOME.

Chapter 10: Gnowing More Applications.

Chapter 11: Surfin' the Net and Groovin' to Tunes.

Chapter 12: Listening to Live Radio on the Net.

Chapter 13: Going to the Office.

PART IV: REVENGE OF THE NERDS.

Chapter 14: Filing Your Life Away.

Chapter 15: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Real Hat Linux.

Chapter 16: Building Your Own Private Network.

Chapter 17: Creating Basic Linux Network Services.

Chapter 18: Bringing In the Red Hat Linux Repair Man.

PART V: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 19: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.

Chapter 20: Ten Security Vulnerabilities.

PART VI: THE APPENDICES.

Appendix A: Discovering Your Hardware.

Appendix B: Configuring X (Only if You Have To).

Appendix C: Diggin' Them Linux man Pages.

Appendix D: Revving Up RPM.

Appendix E: About the CD-ROMs.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.
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Jon "maddog" Hall is Executive Director of Linux International.
Paul G. Sery works at Sandia National Laboratories and is the author of several books on Linux.
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“…an excellent complete Red Hat package for those seeking to put a Fresh new Linux system to serious work…”(Linux User, March 2003)
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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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CD Missing “dosutils” and “boot.img” files from CD
The “dosutils” and “boot.img” files are missing from the CD included with the book. You can download the files from the link below:
www.wiley.com/compbooks/errata/redhatpubed
12/1/02
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