Red Hat Linux 9 is a powerful, flexible open source operating system. Its popularity is growing, both in home use and in corporate environments of all sizes. Its user interface makes it every bit as accessible as other operating systems, and its open source pedigree opens the doors to a mind-blowing amount of free software.
This book guides you through that difficult time that comes just after you've installed a new operating system, by giving you the confidence to open your wings and fly with it. We'll take you through the installation, we'll get you working, and by the end of the book you'll have a well-configured, stable, secure operating system and a world of possibilities.
Who is this book for?
This book is for you if you're using (or planning to use) the Red Hat Linux operating system for the first time. It offers the simple, plain-speaking guidance you need as you begin to explore the vast potential of open source software. The book assumes that you're familiar with using Microsoft Windows, and aims to help you make the jump from Windows to Linux by introducing it in those terms. 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-Rom distribution 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, web browsers, multimedia applications, and so on
How to get the most from Linux – by understanding Linux's powerful file system and command line interfaces
How to set up and configure a web server, a mail server, a file server, and various other types of service
How to secure your machine against unauthorized use – both from 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.