New to Linux? Get started now — this handy how-to guidemakes learning Linux easy!
No doubt about it, Linux is cool — and free! You can useit to set up a Web server or rejuvenate an old computer. Or useLinux as your desktop OS along with great applications such asOpenOffice.org. This ready reference gives you everything you needto know about installing, configuring, and using Linux, while theDVD gives you five Linux flavors to sample.
It's a do-it-yourself thing — learn the essentials ofinstalling and using Linux by checking out Books I and II
All about access — connect to the Internet, configure andmanage TCP/IP networks, and set up e-mail, newsgroups, and Websurfing
Administrative stuff — manage user accounts, installapplications, work with peripherals, and upgrade or customize theLinux kernel
Safety first — secure the network and the host, andperform regular security audits
Serve it up — configure an Apache Web server, set up anFTP server or a Windows® server, and explore Linuxprogramming
Open the book and find:
Help navigating the GNOME® and KDE® desktops
Linux troubleshooting tips
How to set up a LAN
Secrets of using Linux to send instant messages and e-mail
System administration basics
Advice on securing Linux
How to run mail, news, and FTP servers
All about shell scripting
Bonus DVD Includes
ISO image files for five major Linux distributions you cantry: Ubuntu Desktop, OpenSUSE, Mint 8, Fedora 12, and MandrivaLinux 2010
Complete instructions for installing and using eachdistribution
Please see the DVD appendix for complete systemrequirements.