Whether you depend on Linux as a server or desktop OS, Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 gives you the practical information you need to install, configure, and administer the latest version of Red Hat's operating system to suit your specific computing needs. Clear, step-by-step instruction teaches you basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques, and the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 9—included on two CDs—lets you get started right away. Coverage includes: Installing Linux from multiple sources Automating Linux installation over a network Navigating the command line interface Administering users and groups Managing RPM packages Troubleshooting the boot process Recompiling a kernel Configuring the X Window Working with GNOME and KDE Using Red Hat GUI administrative tools Understanding basic TCP/IP networking Securing Linux firewalls Setting up secure remote access Installing and testing DNS, DHCP, CUPS, and sendmail Configuring and troubleshooting FTP, NFS, Samba, and Apache Online Bonus Chapters: Linux Certification requirments (not yet available)
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Perfect for systems and network administrators migrating from Windows NT to Linux, or experimenting with bringing Linux into their network topology. Even novice users will find plenty of helpful information on administering the open source operating system—including installation, initial configuration, using the bash command shell, managing files, managing software, and granting rights to users.
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SUSE Linux: A Complete Guide to Novell's Community Distribution will get you up to speed quickly and easily on SUSE, one of the most friendly and usable Linux distributions around. From quick and easy installation to excellent hardware detection and support, it's no wonder SUSE is one of the most highly rated distributions on the planet. According to Novell, SUSE is installed more than 7,000 times every day, an average of one installation every 12 seconds.
This book will take you deep into the essential operating system components by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From basic installation and configuration through advanced topics such as administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the important details of how SUSE works--without the fluff that bogs down other books and web sites. Instead, readers get a concise task-based approach to using SUSE as both a desktop and server operating system.
In this book, you'll learn how to:Install SUSE and perform basic administrative tasksShare files with other computersConnect to your desktop remotelySet up a web serverSet up networking, including Wi-Fi and BluetoothTighten security on your SUSE systemMonitor for intrusionsManage software and upgrades smoothlyRun multiple instances of SUSE on a single machine with Xen
Whether you use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how--but also explains why--and gives you the answers you need to get up and running with SUSE Linux.
About the author:
Chris Brown is a freelance author and trainer in the United Kingdom and Europe. Following Novell's acquisition of SUSE, he taught Linux to Novell's consultants and IT staff and is certified in both Novell's CLP program and Red Hat's RHCE. Chris has a PhD in particle physics from Cambridge.
Compare distributions, use Linux multimedia tools, and check out OpenOffice.org
Ready to explore the wonderful world of Linux? This is the place to start! Just follow the advice in this handy guide, and in no time you'll have your personalized Linux system installed and configured, know your way around the GNOMETM and KDETM interfaces, be hooked up to the Internet, and start impressing your friends.
All this on the bonus DVD
Full Fedora Core distribution, including source code, on DVD
Discover how to: Work with popular Linux distributions: Red Hat's Fedora, SuSE, and MandrakeTM Choose an ISP and configure dialup serviceUnderstand bash command syntaxInstall and use OpenOffice.orgManage the Linux file system
Light up your system with a new resource manager, volumemanager, and directory server
In the dark about Solaris 9? Open this book and let the sunshine in! It'll help you chart a course for StarOffice, explore CDEand GNOME desktops, and harness Solaris power to configure Webservers, access Internet services, build great Web sites, managefiles and directories, and a galaxy of other tasks.
The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and fun
How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether they maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator's point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both "how" to administer Linux, and "why" each particular technique works, so that you will know how to make Linux work for you.
You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP server. Running Linux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you'll want on hand in either case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the questions and tackles the configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.
This fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics suchas audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always have made the book popular.
Running Linux covers basic communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network configuration--including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems--in case you need to set up your network manually. The book canmake you proficient on office suites and personal productivity applications--and also tells you what programming tools are available if you're interested in contributing to these applications.
Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have also been updated.
The authors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users, while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.
Whether you're using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.