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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If you are new to Unix, this concise book will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Unix was one of the first operating systems written in C, a high-level programming language, and its natural portability and low price made it a popular choice among universities. Initially, two main dialects of Unix existed: one produced by AT&T known as System V, and one developed at UC Berkeley and known as BSD. In recent years, many other dialects have been created, including the highly popular Linux operating system and the new Mac OS X (a derivative of BSD).Learning the Unix Operating System is a handy book for someone just starting with Unix or Linux, and it's an ideal primer for Mac and PC users of the Internet who need to know a little about Unix on the systems they visit. The fifth edition is the most effective introduction to Unix in print, covering Internet usage for email, file transfers, web browsing, and many major and minor updates to help the reader navigate the ever-expanding capabilities of the operating system:In response to the popularity of Linux, the book now focuses on the popular bash shell preferred by most Linux users.Since the release of the fourth edition, the Internet and its many functions has become part of most computer user's lives. A new chapter explains how to use ftp, pine for mail, and offers useful knowledge on how to surf the web.Today everyone is concerned about security. With this in mind, the author has included tips throughout the text on security basics, especially in the Internet and networking sections.The book includes a completely updated quick reference card to make it easier for the reader to access the key functions of the command line.
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
In the world of Unix operating systems, the various BSDs come with a long heritage of high-quality software and well-designed solutions, making them a favorite OS of a wide range of users. Among budget-minded users who adopted BSD early on to developers of some of today's largest Internet sites, the popularity of BSD systems continues to grow. If you use the BSD operating system, then you know that the secret of its success is not just in its price tag: practical, reliable, extraordinarily stable and flexible, BSD also offers plenty of fertile ground for creative, time-saving tweaks and tricks, and yes, even the chance to have some fun.
"Fun?" you ask. Perhaps "fun" wasn't covered in the manual that taught you to install BSD and administer it effectively. But BSD Hacks, the latest in O'Reilly's popular Hacks series, offers a unique set of practical tips, tricks, tools--and even fun--for administrators and power users of BSD systems.
BSD Hacks takes a creative approach to saving time and getting more done, with fewer resources. You'll take advantage of the tools and concepts that make the world's top Unix users more productive. Rather than spending hours with a dry technical document learning what switches go with a command, you'll learn concrete, practical uses for that command.
The book begins with hacks to customize the user environment. You'll learn how to be more productive in the command line, timesaving tips for setting user-defaults, how to automate long commands, and save long sessions for later review. Other hacks in the book are grouped in the following areas:Customizing the User Environment Dealing with Files and Filesystems The Boot and Login Environments Backing Up Networking Hacks Securing the System Going Beyond the Basics Keeping Up-to-Date Grokking BSD If you want more than your average BSD user--you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create useful tools, and come up with fun things to try on your own--BSD Hacks is a must-have. This book will turn regular users into power users and system administrators into super system administrators.
Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with Windows systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice.Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell) Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6 Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers Use LDAP or NIS for identity management Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM
As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions. Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun's Solaris to Apple's Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name.
The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It's been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today's world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.
Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you'll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS XBash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh)Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS XGNU Emacs Version 21Introduction to source code management systemsConcurrent versions systemSubversion version control systemGDB debugger
As Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse. To that end, the book has also dropped material that is no longer relevant, keeping it taut and current.
If you're a Unix user or programmer, you'll recognize the value of this complete, up-to-date Unix reference. With chapter overviews, specific examples, and detailed command.
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.
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
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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.