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Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Naba Barkakati

ISBN: 978-0-471-79313-7

Apr 2006

803 pages

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  • Eight minibooks spanning over 850 pages deliver the scoop on the latest versions of seven leading Linux distributions: Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, Xandros, SimplyMEPIS, Knoppix, and Ubuntu
  • The DVD includes the full Fedora Core and Knoppix distributions plus ISO images of the other distributions covered, saving hours of downloading time
  • This new edition includes all-new coverage of the SimplyMEPIS and Ubuntdistributions, an added section on the Skype Internet telephone system, and expanded coverage of Firefox, SELinux, and applications
  • The eight minibooks cover Linux basics, desktops, networking, the Internet, administration, security, Internet servers, and programming
  • The Linux share of the operating system market is expected to grow from three to 11 percent in the next four years

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Book I: Linux Basics.

Chapter 1: Introducing Linux.

Chapter 2: Installing Linux.

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Linux.

Chapter 4: Trying Out Linux.

Book II: Linux Desktops.

Chapter 1: Introducing the GUI Desktops.

Chapter 2: Commanding the Shell.

Chapter 3: Navigating the Linux File System.

Chapter 4: Introducing Linux Applications.

Chapter 5: Using Text Editors.

Book III: Networking.

Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 3: Adding a Wireless Ethernet LAN.

Chapter 4: Managing the Network.

Book IV: Internet.

Chapter 1: E-Mailing and IMing in Linux.

Chapter 2: Browsing the Web.

Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups and RSS Feeds.

Chapter 4: Using FTP.

Book V: Administration.

Chapter 1: Introducing Basic System Administration.

Chapter 2: Managing Users and Groups.

Chapter 3: Managing File Systems.

Chapter 4: Installing and Updating Applications.

Chapter 5: Customizing the Linux Kernel.

Book VI: Security.

Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security.

Chapter 2: Securing a Linux Host.

Chapter 3: Improving Network Security.

Chapter 4: Performing Computer Security Audits.

Book VII: Internet Servers.

Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services.

Chapter 2: Running a Web Server.

Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server.

Chapter 4: Managing Mail and News Servers.

Chapter 5: Managing DNS.

Chapter 6: Using Samba and NFS.

Book VIII: Programming.

Chapter 1: Programming in Linux.

Chapter 2: Programming in C.

Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts.

Chapter 4: Programming in Perl.