Running Linux Companion CD-ROM, together with the popular book
Running Linux by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, provides 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 3.0.3, 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 3.0.3 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 an updated LIB C which supports user-level threads, making Linux an ideal platform for Java developers. The Companion CD comes with Red Hat's own special installation procedures -- Red Hat package manager v.2.0 -- to help you boot the system, install the base software, and configure X. Also included is an installation guide to help you through the often tricky process of installing the operating system on your PC.
LINUX is a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system that is in use around the world at research and development organizations as a fully functional, low-cost UNIX workstation. For many people running PCs this powerful system has become the operating system of choice for running Internet servers. Red Hat Linux is the most popular distribution of the Linux OS for software developers. Red Hat Linux operating system is maintained as "freely distributable" software and is available from many sites on the Internet.
The software is packaged separately from the book for Linux enthusiasts who want to purchase software upgrades frequently at low cost.
Red Hat Linux 3.0.3 includes:
- Live File System
- New libc libraries 5.2.18
- 100 updated Packages, including: --latest GNU C compiler (gcc 2.7.2) --Apache WWW server (1.0.3) --Perl 5 --DNS Server (bind-4.9.3) --PCMCIA Card Services (2.8.8) --HOWTOs and LDP Documentation
- XFREE86 (X11R6) 3.1.2 X Server
- Linux Kernel 1.2.13
- Red Hat Package Manager v. 2.0