Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can't be wrong. If you've been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers. The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD. Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment Get acquainted with the Linux command line
If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.
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Following the common-sense O'Reilly style, Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell cuts through the chaff and gives you practical details you can use every day. Everything you need to know about the Unix side of Mac OS X has been systematically documented in this book.
Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell offers a complete overview of Mac OS X Tiger (Version 10.4), focusing on the BSD Unix layer. This book familiarizes you with over 300 of Tiger's Unix commands, the Terminal application, file management, system and network administration issues, and more.
Completely revised for Mac OS X Tiger, this book offers:The most complete and thorough coverage of Mac OS X's Unix commands you'll find anywhere (even in the system)An overview of basic system and network administration features, including coverage of NetInfo and Directory ServicesAn introduction to using Mac OS X's Unix command-line interface, the Terminal applicationAn overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors, including vi and EmacsInformation on shell syntax variables for Tiger's default Unix shell, bash
Each command and option in this book's Unix Command Reference has been painstakingly tested and checked against Tiger; even the manpages that ship with Mac OS X can't compete in accuracy. Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market and is a must for any serious Mac user.
Serving as a low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, Linux is a UNIX-based, open source operating system. Full-color and concise, this beginner's guide takes a learning-by-doing approach to understanding the essentials of Linux. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what you will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts that leads you right into hands-on tutorials. Chapters conclude with additional exercises and review questions, allowing you to reinforce and measure your understanding.Offers a hands-on approach to acquiring a foundation of Linux skills, aiming to ensure Linux beginners gain a solid understanding Uses the leading Linux distribution Fedora to demonstrate tutorials and examples Addresses Linux installation, desktop configuration, management of files and filesystems, remote administration, security, and more
This book is essential reading for anyone entering the world of Linux!
LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell,Second Edition is an invaluable resource for determining what you needto practice to pass the Linux Professional Institute exams. This bookwill helpyou determine when you're ready to take the exams, which aretechnically challenging and designed to reflect the skills thatadministrators needin real working environments.
As more corporations adopt Linux as the networking backbone for theirIT systems, the demand for certified technicians will becomeeven greater. Passing the LPI exams will broaden your career optionsbecause the LPICis the most widely known and respected Linux certification program intheworld. Linux Journal recognized the LPI as the bestTraining andCertification Program. The exams were developed by the LinuxProfessional Institute,an international, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates in adozen countries.
The core LPI exams cover two levels. Level 1 tests a basic knowledge ofLinux installation, configuration, and command-lineskills. Level 2 goes into much more depth regarding systemtroubleshooting andnetwork services such as email and the Web. The second edition of LPILinuxCertification in a Nutshell is a thoroughly researchedreference to these exams. The book is divided into four parts, one foreach of theLPI exams. Each part features not only a summary of the core skills youneed, but sample exercises and test questions, along with helpful hintsto letyou focus your energies.
Major topics include:GNU and Unix commandsLinux installation and package managementDevices, filesystems, and kernel configurationText editing, processing, and printingThe X Window SystemNetworking fundamentals and troubleshootingSecurity, including intrusion detection, SSH, Kerberos, andmoreDNS, DHCP, file sharing, and other networking infrastructureEmail, FTP, and Web services
Praise for the first edition:
"Although O'Reilly's Nutshell series are intended as 'DesktopReference' manuals, I have to recommend this one as a goodall-round read; not only as a primer for LPI certification, but as anexcellent introductory text on GNU/Linux. In all, this is a valuableaddition toO'Reilly's already packed stable of Linux titles and I look forward tomore from the author."--First Monday
Get cutting-edge coverage of the newest releases of UNIX--including Solaris 10, all Linux distributions, HP-UX, AIX, and FreeBSD--from this thoroughly revised, one-stop resource for users at all experience levels. Written by UNIX experts with many years of experience starting with Bell Laboratories, UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition provides step-by-step instructions on how to use UNIX and take advantage of its powerful tools and utilities.
Get up-and-running on UNIX quickly, use the command shell and desktop, and access the Internet and e-mail. You'll also learn to administer systems and networks, develop applications, and secure your UNIX environment. Up-to-date chapters on UNIX desktops, Samba, Python, Java Apache, and UNIX Web development are included.Install, configure, and maintain UNIX on your PC or workstation Work with files, directories, commands, and the UNIX shell Create and modify text files using powerful text editors Use UNIX desktops, including GNOME, CDE, and KDE, as an end user or system administrator Use and manage e-mail, TCP/IP networking, and Internet services Protect and maintain the security of your UNIX system and network Share devices, printers, and files between Windows and UNIX systems Use powerful UNIX tools, including awk, sed, and grep Develop your own shell, Python, and Perl scripts, and Java, C, and C++ programs under UNIX Set up Apache Web servers and develop browser-independent Web sites and applications
The key to mastering any Unix system, especially Linux and Mac OS X, is a thorough knowledge of shell scripting. Scripting is a way to harness and customize the power of any Unix system, and it's an essential skill for any Unix users, including system administrators and professional OS X developers. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards.
bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the way Unix masters practice the craft. It presents a variety of recipes and tricks for all levels of shell programmers so that anyone can become a proficient user of the most common Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or other popular Unix emulation packages. Packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts, this new cookbook gives professionals and power users everything they need to automate routine tasks and enable them to truly manage their systems -- rather than have their systems manage them.
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.
Think your Mac is powerful now? Author Dave Taylor shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. Mountain Lion puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips - for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using a variety of freely downloadable open source applications. Take a friendly tour of the Unix command line and 50 of the most useful utilities, and quickly learn how to gain real control over your Mac.Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you wantMake changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directoriesUse Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific informationCreate unique "super-commands" to perform tasks that you specifyRun multiple Unix programs and processes at the same timeInstall the X Window system and get a quick tour of the best X11 applicationsLearn how to take even greater advantage of Unix on your Mac
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Learn more about health and safety with this NEBOSH-endorsed textbook, written and designed specifically to help you pass your course.
Matched to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Practice NEBOSH questions and sample answers based on recent examinations at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge and increase your understanding
All relevant legislation is summarised for quick reference
Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, 5th edition covers the basics of occupational safety and health. The book is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation.
It is highly illustrated with over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour making learning easy for all. There is a companion website with editable training slides and illustrations to help tutors deliver health and safety courses.
This book is a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is also of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the IOSH Managing Safely Award. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included and an additional chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related topics that many readers will find helpful on completion of the course – construction activities, environmental considerations and international issues
New in this edition:
Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus
Inclusion of a summary of the Report on Health and Safety ‘Common Sense Common Safety’ by Lord Young
Gives particular regard to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4) and the European Classification, Packaging and labelling regulations
A chapter with guidance on searching the internet with a range of significant Occupational health and Safety Websites. There are dozens of internet references throughout the book
Since the Practical Application NGC3 has been significantly revised, Chapter 20 includes a sample practical application based on the new scope and format
Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005.
Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.
This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook is matched to the latest syllabus of the National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.
Within the construction industry the need for specialist health and safety training is high due to the high risks involved. This is reflected in recent legislation such as CDM 2007 and explains the consistent demand for courses and learning materials.
The text is easy to read, highly illustrated in full color, and supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets used currently in the industry. Students are supported with end-of-chapter questions, a study skills chapter and specimen assignments including specimen answers.
As NEBOSH actively grow their qualifications internationally, demand for this book and it’s sister titles continues to increase overseas. High growth markets are the Middle East, Malaysia, India and China.
International Health and Safety at Work: The Handbook for the NEBOSH International General Certificate, Edition 2
The second edition of International Health and Safety at Work has been specially written in simple English for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH International Certificate in Health and Safety each year.
Fully updated and matched to the March 2011 syllabus, this course book provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. Full colour pages and over 200 illustrations bring health and safety to life.
Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter are also included to aid exam preparation.
Endorsed by NEBOSH for the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
Provides all the material students need for the course including tables, forms and checklists that can be used for health and safety activities such as risk assessment
Gives a unique summary of Occupational Health and Safety legal frameworks in over 20 countries including the EU and USA plus details of several ILO conventions and recommendations which are useful to students and a wide range of managers
This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook introduces the reader to the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace from an international perspective. The book not only meets the needs of students on the NEBOSH course but remains a useful reference for all managers who work to international standards and need to adapt them to local needs and practice.
Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health and safety and as director of RoSPA in the New Year's Honours List 2005.
Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on various NEBOSH health and safety courses. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.
Do you need to get to grips with health and safety principles but don’t have time to wade through reams of legislation and guidance? Do you need practical step-by-step guidance on health and safety issues for your small business? Then this is the book for you.
Building on the success of the first edition, this fully revised Easy Guide to Health and Safety 2nd edition introduces the health and safety issues which the self-employed and managers, directors and staff with health and safety responsibilities in small businesses face every day.
Written in plain English, this new edition will take you through the principles of health and safety in a clear, jargon-free manner. Fully revised and packed with practical guidance, the Easy Guide to Health and Safety will ensure that you are well equipped to keep yourself and others safe in the workplace.
Provides small businesses with the necessary information to understand obligations and gain control of health and safety in the workplace
Packed with practical guidance and handy checklists and forms.
Also suitable for students studying towards IOSH Working Safely and NVQ level 1 and 2 courses from City and Guilds and other NVQ awarding bodies.