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Red Hat Linux Bible, Fedora and Enterprise Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4333-3
1104 pages
December 2003
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* The latest edition of the top-selling guide to Red Hat Linux
* Provides all the information needed to master the latest version of Red Hat Linux, covering desktop and server basics for Linux newbies as well as advanced techniques and all the latest bells and whistles for Red Hat veterans
* Includes step-by-step instructions that make installation simple and painless
* Explains how to take advantage of the new desktop interface; use the Linux shell, file system, and text editor; automate system tasks; and back-up and restore files
* Features new to this edition include expanded coverage of using Red Hat Linux with Mac OS X, managing and manipulating file systems and disk tuning, system rescue advice, and details on using VmWare and VNC (virtual network computing)
* This is the only book on the market that contains Red Hat's three CD-ROM distribution
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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started in Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 1: An Overview of Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux.

Part II: Using Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Desktop.

Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands.

Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications.

Chapter 6: Publishing with Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 7: Playing Games with Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 8: Multimedia in Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 9: Tools for Using the Internet and the Web.

Part III: Administering Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 10: Understanding System Administration.

Chapter 11: Setting Up and Supporting Users.

Chapter 12: Automating System Tasks.

Chapter 13: Backing Up and Restoring Files.

Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues.

Part IV: Red Hat Linux Network and Server Setup.

Chapter 15: Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 17: Setting Up a Print Server.

Chapter 18: Setting Up a File Server.

Chapter 19: Setting Up a Mail Server.

Chapter 20: Setting Up an FTP Server.

Chapter 21: Setting Up a Web Server.

Chapter 22: Setting Up a News Server.

Chapter 23: Setting Up Boot Servers: DHCP and NIS.

Chapter 24: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server.

Chapter 25: Making Servers Public with DNS.

Chapter 26: Using Linux Servers from a Mac.

Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROMs.

Appendix B: Red Hat Linux RPMs.

Appendix C: Running Network Services.


GNU General Public License.

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Author Information

Christopher Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (more recently) Linux systems for more than two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, UNIX System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the UNIX operating system. Features from many of the UNIX projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat and other Linux systems.
Most recently, Chris co-authored the book Linux Toys for Wiley Publishing. During the past few years, Chris has written several books on UNIX and the Internet, including Caldera OpenLinux Bible, Internet Explorer 4 Bible, and Netscape Plug-Ins for Dummies for Wiley Publishing. He also co-wrote several books for Que Corporation, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Networking (second and third editions) and Using UNIX (second edition). Chris’s other writings include articles for Internet World, NetWare Connection, and Visual Developer magazines.
At home, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheree, and his boys, Caleb and Seth. His hobbies include soccer, singing, and exercising with Sheree.
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