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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition

Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition

Emmett Dulaney

ISBN: 978-1-118-84431-1

Jun 2014

576 pages



Eight minibooks in one volume cover every important aspect of Linux and everything you need to know to pass level-1 certification

Linux All-in-One For Dummies explains everything you need to get up and running with the popular Linux operating system. Written in the friendly and accessible For Dummies style, the book ideal for new and intermediate Linux users, as well as anyone studying for level-1 Linux certification. The eight minibooks inside cover the basics of Linux, interacting with it, networking issues, Internet services, administration, security, scripting, and level-1 certification.

  • Covers every major topic for anyone just getting familiar with Linux
  • Includes a test-prep section for passing the level-1 Linux certification exam
  • Written by the expert author of more than thirty books, including CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition

Including everything beginners need to know to get started with Linux, Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition is the ultimate resource and reference for aspiring professionals.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Linux 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Linux 9

Chapter 2: Installing Linux 29

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Linux 37

Chapter 4: Trying Out Linux 57

Book II: Linux Desktops 67

Chapter 1: GNOME, Unity, Cinnamon, and MATE 69

Chapter 2: The KDE Desktop 79

Chapter 3: Commanding the Shell 89

Chapter 4: Navigating the Linux File System 109

Chapter 5: Introducing Linux Applications 127

Chapter 6: Using Text Editors 139

Book III: Networking 151

Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet 153

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network 167

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 179

Chapter 4: Managing the Network 189

Book IV: The Internet 203

Chapter 1: Browsing the Web 205

Chapter 2: Reading Newsgroups and RSS Feeds 217

Chapter 3: Using FTP 231

Chapter 4: Hosting Internet Services 241

Chapter 5: Managing Mail and News Servers 257

Chapter 6: Managing DNS 279

Book V: Administration 299

Chapter 1: Introducing Basic System Administration 301

Chapter 2: Managing Users and Groups 337

Chapter 3: Managing File Systems 351

Chapter 4: Working with Samba and NFS 373

Book VI: Security 381

Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security 383

Chapter 2: Securing Linux 399

Chapter 3: Computer Security Audits and Vulnerability Testing Types 429

Book VII: Scripting 443

Chapter 1: Introductory Shell Scripting 445

Chapter 2: Advanced Shell Scripting 457

Chapter 3: Programming in Linux 465

Book VIII: Linux Certification 489

Chapter 1: Studying for the Linux Essentials Certification Exam 491

Chapter 2: Studying for the CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Certification Exams 501

Chapter 3: Other Linux Certifications 517

Index 519