Red Hat Linux 9 is a powerful, flexible open source operatingsystem. Its popularity is growing, both in home use and incorporate environments of all sizes. Its user interface makes itevery bit as accessible as other operating systems, and its opensource pedigree opens the doors to a mind-blowing amount of freesoftware.
This book guides you through that difficult time that comes justafter you've installed a new operating system, by giving you theconfidence to open your wings and fly with it. We'll take youthrough the installation, we'll get you working, and by the end ofthe book you'll have a well-configured, stable, secure operatingsystem and a world of possibilities.
Who is this book for?
This book is for you if you're using (or planning to use) theRed Hat Linux operating system for the first time. It offers thesimple, plain-speaking guidance you need as you begin to explorethe vast potential of open source software. The book assumes thatyou're familiar with using Microsoft Windows, and aims to help youmake the jump from Windows to Linux by introducing it in thoseterms. No previous knowledge of Linux is assumed.
What you will learn in this book
How to install Red Hat Linux 9 using the included 2 CD-Romdistribution from Red Hat
How to use Red Hat Linux 9 to connect to networks, printers,and the Internet
How to get working using Office applications, webbrowsers, multimedia applications, and so on
How to get the most from Linux by understanding Linux'spowerful file system and command line interfaces
How to set up and configure a web server, a mail server, a fileserver, and various other types of service
How to secure your machine against unauthorized use bothfrom the Internet and from internal threats
How to modify your machine to suit the way you work installing software to create a tailored working environment
“…clearly written and amply illustrated, this book is a truly amazing resource for the Red Hat Linux beginner…” (www.netsecurity.org)
Beginning Red Hat Linux 9
Sandip Bhattacharya, Pancrazio De Mauro, Mark Mamone, Kapil Sharma, Deepak Thomas, Simon Whiting, Shishir Gundavaram
Wiley / Wrox
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Shishir Gundavaram graduated from Boston University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering in May of 1995. For his undergraduate thesis, he developed a Windows application for the Motor Unit Lab of the NeuroMuscular Research Center that allowed researchers to acquire and analyze muscle force output from patients to indirectly observe the electrical activity of muscles. He was the sole author of CGI Programming on the World Wide Web, published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., in 1996.