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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Why Run Linux?

    1. What Is Linux?

    2. Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux

  2. Chapter 2 Preparing to Install Red Hat Linux

    1. Minimum Hardware Requirements

    2. Collecting Information About Your System

    3. Installation Types

    4. Preparing Your Hard Disk

  3. Chapter 3 Installing Red Hat Linux

    1. Installing the Operating System and Applications

    2. Start the Installation

    3. Logging In

    4. Getting Help

  4. Chapter 4 How Linux Works

    1. User Accounts

    2. How Linux Organizes Data

    3. Using X

  5. Chapter 5 Using the GNOME Desktop

    1. Using GNOME

    2. Configuring GNOME

    3. GNOME Office

    4. GNOME Resources

  6. Chapter 6 Using the KDE Desktop

    1. Using KDE

    2. KDE’s Desktop

    3. Configuring KDE

    4. KOffice

    5. KDE Resources

  7. Chapter 7 Conquering the bash Shell

    1. Issuing Shell Commands

    2. Correcting Commands

    3. Working with the Linux Command Prompt

    4. Useful Linux Programs

  8. Chapter 8 Using the RPM Package Manager

    1. Packages

    2. The rpm Command

    3. Finding Packages

    4. Querying the RPM Database

    5. Installing a Package

    6. Uninstalling a Package

    7. Updating a Package

    8. Advanced RPM Techniques

    9. Gnome RPM

    10. The Red Hat Network

  9. Chapter 9 Configuring and Administering Linux

    1. Configuring the Locale

    2. Configuring a Printer

    3. Configuring Sound

  10. Chapter 10 Connecting to the Internet

    1. Configuring Your Modem Using rp3

    2. Using wvdial

    3. Web Browsers

    4. gFTP FTP Client

    5. Configuring Linux to Use a Cable or DSL Modem

  11. Chapter 11 Setting Up a Networked Workstation

    1. Networking Overview

    2. LAN Administration Using Neat

    3. Samba

    4. Samba Client Configuration and Use

    5. Setting Up a DHCP Server

  12. Chapter 12 Setting Up Internet Services

    1. Running an FTP Server

    2. Running Apache

    3. Configuring a Mail Server

    4. The Secure Shell

    5. Configuring DNS

    6. Implementing a Basic Firewall

    7. Network Security Tips

  13. Chapter 13 Advanced Shell Usage and Shell Scripts

    1. The Power of the Unix Shell

    2. Filename Globbing

    3. Shell Aliases

    4. Using Virtual Consoles

    5. X and the Shell

    6. Shell Scripts

    7. Understanding Shell Scripts

  1. Appendix Linux Directory Tree

  2. Appendix Principal Linux Files

  3. Appendix Managing the Boot Process

    1. Booting Linux

    2. Boot Floppies

    3. The GRUB Loader

    4. The loadlin Loader

    5. Boot Parameters

    6. Loadable Ethernet Drivers

  4. Appendix Installing and Configuring X

    1. Installing X

    2. Configuring X

    3. Manually Configuring X

  5. Appendix Linux CommandQuick Reference

  6. Glossary

  7. Colophon