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

  • Length: 648 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2008-07-08
  • ISBN-10: 0470275359
  • ISBN-13: 9780470275351
  • Sales Rank: #3049057 (See Top 100 Books)

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 Dummiesincludes 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 productivity tools and other applications that come with Linux

So what are you waiting for? Linux All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummiesis 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.

Table of Contents

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

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

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