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Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Emmett Dulaney, Naba Barkakati

ISBN: 978-0-470-39278-2

Jan 2009

768 pages

Select type: E-Book

$25.99

Description

Curious about Linux, the amazing alternative operating system? Not sure which of the zillion different variations is right for you, or how to find out? How wise you are to think of Linux All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies!

Because Linux offers so many options, this book helps you narrow them down by giving you five popular Linux distributions on a DVD—Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, openSUSE Linux, Ubuntu, and Xandros. You get everything you need to test-drive all five, including the instructions to install and use any of them. But that’s just the beginning! Linux All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies includes eight individual minibooks, each devoted to a specific aspect of Linux:

  • Linux Basics
  • Linux Desktops
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Administration
  • Security
  • Internet Servers
  • Programming

You’ll find out how to:

  • Understand the Linux kernel
  • Create a network and connect a Linux PC to the Internet
  • Use Internet services including Web, Mail, News, FTP, NFS, and DNS.
  • Set up a Windows server using Samba
  • Use Perl, shell, and C programming with Linux
  • Manage system and network security and administration
  • Work with the OpenOffice.org productivity tools and other applications that come with Linux

So what are you waiting for? Linux All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a guided tour of the wonderful world of Linux!

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

Introduction.

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: The GNOME Desktop.

Chapter 2: The KDE Desktop.

Chapter 3: Commanding the Shell.

Chapter 4: Navigating the Linux File System.

Chapter 5: Introducing Linux Applications.

Chapter 6: Using Text Editors.

Book III: Networking.

Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 3: Going Wireless.

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.

Book VI: Security.

Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security.

Chapter 2: Securing Linux.

Chapter 3: Performing Computer Security Audits.

Book VII: Linux Servers.

Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services.

Chapter 2: Managing Mail and News Servers.

Chapter 3: Managing DNS.

Chapter 4: Working with Samba and NFS.

Book VIII: Programming.

Chapter 1: Programming in Linux.

Chapter 2: Introductory Shell Scripting.

Chapter 3: Advanced Shell Scripting.

Appendix: About the DVD.

Index.