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Linux for Windows Administrators: Mark Minasi Windows Administrator Library

Linux for Windows Administrators: Mark Minasi Windows Administrator Library

Mark Minasi, Dan York

ISBN: 978-0-782-14119-1

Dec 2002

608 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Practical Linux Instruction, From the Expert Who Taught You Windows
There was a time when people asked, ""Windows or Linux?"" Now it's a question of how to make the most of both. Linux for Windows Administrators is an essential resource for anyone working in the real world of enterprise computing. Inside, renowned Windows expert Mark Minasi and Linux guru Dan York give you practical, in-depth Linux instruction that dovetails perfectly with what you already know about Windows. It's the best way for you to give your organization the best of both worlds. Coverage includes:
* Understanding Linux's strengths and weaknesses
* Understanding Linux's differences from, and similarities to, Windows
* Installing and configuring Linux
* Administering Linux from the command line
* Setting up Linux on minimal hardware--even a Pentium 100
* Understanding how open source works
* Using Samba to make a Linux box emulate an NT/2000 file server
* Using NIS and NFS to create the Linux equivalent of an NT/2000 domain
* Using Winbind to make Linux recognize Windows user accounts
* Tapping the speed and reliability of sendmail
* Configuring Linux GUIs: X Window, window managers, and desktop environments
* Modifying and recompiling the Linux kernel


Chapter 1: Why Learn About Linux? WhatÕs in It for Me?.

Chapter 2: What Do People Do with Linux?.

Chapter 3: How the Linux World Operates.

Chapter 4: Getting Red Hat 7.3 on Your System.

Chapter 5: Linux Hands-On: Doing Basic Things with Linux.

Chapter 6: User Accounts and File Permissions.

Chapter 7: Desktop Linux: Handling Graphics and GUI Applications.

Chapter 8: Setting Up LinuxÕs Server Services.

Chapter 9: Linux/Microsoft OS Interoperability.

Chapter 10: Conclusions: Linux versus Microsoft, Linux and Microsoft.

Appendix A: Additional Reading and Resources.


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Combined Errata,

Page 326

Under Checking the Server installation heading.
"Before we configure the DNS server" should read "Before we configure the DCHP server"

Page 334

under Make the DHCP Server Start Automatically heading.
"ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S65named"

This command is incorrect, S65named is for DNS not DHCP.