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 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.

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