Running Linux Companion CD-ROM, together with the popular book
Running Linux by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, provide a complete software/documentation package for installing and learning to use the Linux operating system. Running Linux Companion CD-ROM is the official release of the Red Hat Linux for retail distribution, created as a joint project by O'Reilly & Associates and Red Hat Software, Inc.
This two-CD set contains the complete Red Hat Linux, version 2.1, the most reliable, easy-to-install, and easy-to-upgrade version of the Linux operating system around. Red Hat Software, Inc., supports the product with free access to an online support mailing list, and also offers telephone support for a fee.
In Running Linux you'll find complete configuration instructions (particularly for the X Window System), plus the system administration background you need to get Linux running. Running Linux Companion CD-ROM includes loads of useful free-software utilities, a full range of drivers, and Red Hat's own special installation procedures to help you boot the system, install the base software, and configure X. The CD set also contains its own installation guide to help you through the often tricky process of installing the operating system on your PC.
Linux is a popular UNIX clone that runs on Intel platforms and is being ported to several others. It supports a wide range of hardware and is unique because of its open development process. Linux is increasingly the operating system of choice for people setting up Internet servers, UNIX developers, students of computer science, and anyone who wants to feel in control of his or her computer.
The software is packaged separately from the book for Linux enthusiasts who want to purchase software upgrades frequently at low cost.
Red Hat Linux 2.1 includes:
Wide choice of boot images
Special, easy-to-use scripts for network and X Window System installation
Red Hat Package Manager, an installer that makes it easy to add, upgrade, and remove system features
Large selection of free software packages for graphic applications, text processing, programming, and other uses