Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies
Ready to put the power of the penguin in your PC? This handy plain-English guide to Red Hat Linux 9 shows you how—no experience required! It gets you up and running with everything you need to know to:
- Install, configure, customize, and fine-tune Red Hat Linux 9
- Get connected to the Internet
- Work with Word documents
- Set up a Web server
- Customize your own flexible, powerful workstation
- Connect to a wireless network
- Build a firewall
With world-renowned Linux expert and crusader Jon “maddog” Hall and Paul Sery as your guides, you’ll quickly master what you need to know about:
- Connecting to the Internet via broadband DSL and cable modems or old-fashioned dial-up modems
- Getting connected to your Local Area Network (LAN)
- Building simple Internet and LAN services, including Web pages and print servers
- Using Red Hat Linux to play CDs and MP3s and listen to radio stations
- Using OpenOffice desktop productivity suite, Evolution desktop organizer/and email client, the streaming multimedia player, and other cool applications
On the 2 Bonus CD-ROMs you’ll find:
- Publisher’s edition of Red Hat Linux 9
- Apache Web Server
- GNU compiler
- GNOME and KDE Desktop
This amazing book/CD package is hands-down the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to put the full power of Linux to work for you.
Part I: Installing Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner . . . a Penguin?
Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!
Chapter 4: Getting Red Hat Linux.
Part II: Got Net?
Chapter 5: Dial-Up Modems Still 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: Live from the Net.
Chapter 13: Going to the Office.
Part IV: Revenge of the Nerds.
Chapter 14: Building Your Own, Private Network.
Chapter 15: Creating Basic Linux Network Services.
Chapter 16: Securing Your Future.
Chapter 17: Bringing In the Red Hat Linux Repair Person.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.
Chapter 19: Ten Security Vulnerabilities.
Part VI: The Appendixes.
Appendix A: Discovering Your Hardware.
Appendix B: Filing Your Life Away.
Appendix C: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Red Hat Linux File System.
Appendix D: Revving Up RPM.
Appendix E: System Requirement.
Paul G. Sery (Albuquerque, NM) works in the Special Projects Group of the Sandia National Laboratories. He assists in the operation and management of the Computer Science Research Institute Network. He is the author of the Red Hat Linux Network Toolkit and the co-author of Red Hat Linux Internet Server, TurboLinux For Dummies, and Red Hat Linux in Small Business.