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Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies 2nd
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Author(s): Naba Barkakati
language: English
pages: 803
ISBN: 0471752622
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Organized into eight task-oriented minibooks, this comprehensive 803-page guide shows beginning-to-intermediate users how to get up and running with today's top five Linux distributions: Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, Xandros, and Knoppix.
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# Eight minibooks spanning over 850 pages deliver the scoop on the latest versions of seven leading Linux distributions: Fedora Core, SUSE, Debian, Xandros, SimplyMEPIS, Knoppix, and Ubuntu

# The DVD includes the full Fedora Core and Knoppix distributions plus ISO images of the other distributions covered, saving hours of downloading time

# This new edition includes all-new coverage of the SimplyMEPIS and Ubuntdistributions, an added section on the Skype Internet telephone system, and expanded coverage of Firefox, SELinux, and applications

# The eight minibooks cover Linux basics, desktops, networking, the Internet, administration, security, Internet servers, and programming

# The Linux share of the operating system market is expected to grow from three to 11 percent in the next four years

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Introduction. 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: Introducing the GUI Desktops. Chapter 2: Commanding the Shell. Chapter 3: Navigating the Linux File System. Chapter 4: Introducing Linux Applications. Chapter 5: Using Text Editors. Book III: Networking. Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network. Chapter 3: Adding a Wireless Ethernet LAN. 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. Chapter 5: Customizing the Linux Kernel. Book VI: Security. Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security. Chapter 2: Securing a Linux Host. Chapter 3: Improving Network Security. Chapter 4: Performing Computer Security Audits. Book VII: Internet Servers. Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services. Chapter 2: Running a Web Server. Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server. Chapter 4: Managing Mail and News Servers. Chapter 5: Managing DNS. Chapter 6: Using Samba and NFS. Book VIII: Programming. Chapter 1: Programming in Linux. Chapter 2: Programming in C. Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts. Chapter 4: Programming in Perl. Appendix. Index.

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