Welcome to the free-range world of Linux! This unique referencewill guide you through installing, configuring, and running morethan a dozen different flavors of the versatile Linux operatingsystem. You'll learn the essentials of Linux graphical interfaces,shell commands, and basic system administration, enabling you toset up a home desktop computer, a server, or a professionalworkstation. And because Linux is all about freedom of choice, thisbook lets you experiment and select the version that works best foryou.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Linux
Understand what Linux is and where it comes from
Try KNOPPIX, Damn Small Linux, or other bootable versions onthe CD or DVD
Use Linux to manage your desktop, perform routine wordprocessing and spreadsheet tasks, listen to music, and watchvideos
Take Linux online, browse the Web, and set up an e-mailaccount
Configure Linux to act as a router, a firewall, or any ofseveral server types
Connect to the open source software movement or any of theseparate high-quality software projects included with Linux
Bonus DVD and CD include ten Linux distributions!
Bonus DVD contains complete Red Hat Fedora Core 3 installpackages and KNOPPIX 3.6 bootable Linux. Also contains SUSE 9.1 andSlackware 10.
Bonus CD contains Debian network install CD and bootable DamnSmall Linux. Also contains Gentoo, INSERT, Feather, and CoyoteLinux distributions.