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Linux Bible 2009 Edition: Boot up Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and more

Linux Bible 2009 Edition: Boot up Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and more

ISBN: 978-0-470-45904-1

Apr 2009

944 pages

Select type: E-Book


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As the ultimate resource on the basics of the Linux desktops, servers, and programming tools, this book is written by the ultimate author on all things Linux. This transition resource is ideal if you are making the move from Windows or Macintosh to using Linux as your desktop system, and explains the Linux technology, offers detailed installation instructions, and includes step-by-step descriptions of key desktop and server components. You’ll relish the in-depth descriptions that will help you choose the best Linux distribution to suit your needs.

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


Part I: Getting off the Ground with Linux.

Chapter 1: Starting with Linux.

Chapter 2: Linux Projects, Activities, and Careers.

Part II: Running a Linux Desktop.

Chapter 3: Getting into the Desktop.

Chapter 4: Playing Music and Video.

Chapter 5: Working with Words and Images.

Chapter 6: E-Mailing and Web Browsing.

Chapter 7: Gaming with Linux.

Part III: Learning System Administration Skills.

Chapter 8: Installing Linux.

Chapter 9: Running Commands from the Shell.

Chapter 10: Learning Basic Administration.

Chapter 11: Getting on the Internet.

Chapter 12: Securing Linux.

Part IV: Setting Up Linux Servers.

Chapter 13: Running a Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) Server.

Chapter 14: Running a Mail Server.

Chapter 15: Running a Print Server.

Chapter 16: Running a File Server.

Part V: Choosing and Installing Different Linux Distributions.

Chapter 17: Running Ubuntu Linux.

Chapter 18: Running Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 19: Running Debian GNU/Linux.

Chapter 20: Running SUSE and openSUSE Linux.

Chapter 21: Running KNOPPIX.

Chapter 22: Running Yellow Dog Linux.

Chapter 23: Running Gentoo Linux.

Chapter 24: Running Slackware Linux.

Chapter 25: Running Freespire and Xandros.

Chapter 26: Running Mandriva.

Chapter 27: Running a Linux Firewall/Router.

Chapter 28: Running Bootable Linux Distributions.

Part VI: Programming in Linux.

Chapter 29: Programming Environments and Interfaces.

Chapter 30: Programming Tools and Utilities.

Appendix A: Media.

Appendix B: Linux History and Background.