An indispensable working resource for IT professionals moving to Linux-based network systems
More and more companies are now using Linux as their server operating system of choice. That's because the costs are lower, there's a greater amount of flexibility, and the code is much more reliable. As a result, there is a bigger demand for IT professionals who are able to install and administer Linux for everything from networking a department to connecting servers for a Web site. This comprehensive guide offers a detailed look at everything you need to know about working with this open source operating system. It bridges the gap between your prior experience on Windows NT/2000-, NetWare-, and Unix-based networks and Linux. In this new edition, Linda and Al McKinnon take you step by step through the process of installing and administering the latest version of the Linux 2.4 kernel, as well as all previous versions and distributions.
In addition to providing detailed installation instructions, this fast-paced guide shows you how to:
* Create users and passwords
* Manage files and directories
* Customize the environment
* Make the most of Linux shells and utilities
* Use the vi editor