If Linux can do it, you can do it, too ...
Welcome to the free-range world of Linux! This unique reference will guide you through installing, configuring, and running more than a dozen different flavors of the versatile Linux operating system. You'll learn the essentials of Linux graphical interfaces, shell commands, and basic system administration, enabling you to set up a home desktop computer, a server, or a professional workstation. And because Linux is all about freedom of choice, this book lets you experiment and select the version that works best for you.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Linux
- Understand what Linux is and where it comes from
- Try KNOPPIX, Damn Small Linux, or other bootable versions on the CD or DVD
- Use Linux to manage your desktop, perform routine word processing and spreadsheet tasks, listen to music, and watch videos
- Take Linux online, browse the Web, and set up an e-mail account
- Configure Linux to act as a router, a firewall, or any of several server types
- Connect to the open source software movement or any of the separate high-quality software projects included with Linux
Bonus DVD and CD include ten Linux distributions!
Bonus DVD contains complete Red Hat Fedora Core 3 install packages and KNOPPIX 3.6 bootable Linux. Also contains SUSE 9.1 and Slackware 10.
Bonus CD contains Debian network install CD and bootable Damn Small Linux. Also contains Gentoo, INSERT, Feather, and Coyote Linux distributions.
About the Author
Chris Negus has authored or co-authored dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including the Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Linux Troubleshooting Bible, and Linux Toys. He worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX for eight years before moving to Utah to help contribute to Novell’s short-lived UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris rides the 400 trail with his wife Sheree, builds things with his son Seth, and plays soccer when he can.