Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition
By Emmett Dulaney
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 648

New to Linux? Get started now — this handy how-to guide makes learning Linux easy!

No doubt about it, Linux is cool — and free! You can use it to set up a Web server or rejuvenate an old computer. Or use Linux as your desktop OS along with great applications such as This ready reference gives you everything you need to know about installing, configuring, and using Linux, while the DVD gives you five Linux flavors to sample.

  • It's a do-it-yourself thing — learn the essentials of installing and using Linux by checking out Books I and II

  • All about access — connect to the Internet, configure and manage TCP/IP networks, and set up e-mail, newsgroups, and Web surfing

  • Administrative stuff — manage user accounts, install applications, work with peripherals, and upgrade or customize the Linux kernel

  • Safety first — secure the network and the host, and perform regular security audits

  • Serve it up — configure an Apache Web server, set up an FTP server or a Windows® server, and explore Linux programming

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 can try: Ubuntu Desktop, OpenSUSE, Mint 8, Fedora 12, and Mandriva Linux 2010
  • Complete instructions for installing and using each distribution

Please see the DVD appendix for complete system requirements.

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