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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Why Run Linux?

    1. Linux at Home and at Work

    2. What is Linux?

    3. Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux

    4. Linux Resources on the Internet

  2. Chapter 2 Preparing to Install Linux

    1. Minimum Hardware Requirements

    2. Collecting Information About Your System

    3. Installation Types

    4. Preparing Your Hard Disk

  3. Chapter 3 Installing Linux

    1. Installing the Operating System and Applications

    2. Configuring Devices and Services

    3. Completing the Installation

    4. Getting Help

  4. Chapter 4 Issuing Linux Commands

    1. The System Use Cycle

    2. Working with the Linux Command Prompt

    3. How Linux Organizes Data

    4. Working with Devices

    5. Useful Linux Programs

  5. Chapter 5 Installing and Configuring the X Window System

    1. What is X?

    2. Installing X

    3. Configuration Using Xconfigurator

    4. Configuration Using xf86config

    5. Starting and Stopping X

  6. Chapter 6 Using the X Window System

    1. Keyboard Operations

    2. Mouse Operations

    3. Window Managers

    4. Desktops

    5. Using GNOME and Enlightenment

    6. Using GNOME Applets and Applications

    7. Configuring GNOME

  7. Chapter 7 Configuring and Administering Linux

    1. Using linuxconf

  8. Chapter 8 Using Linux Applications and Clients

    1. Linux Desktop Applications

    2. Other Approaches to Desktop Computing

  9. Chapter 9 Playing Linux Games

    1. Configuring Your Sound Card

    2. A Survey of Linux Games

    3. Closeups of Some Popular Games

  10. Chapter 10 Setting Up a Linux-Based LAN

    1. Introduction

    2. Network Administration Using linuxconf

    3. Samba

    4. Samba Client Configuration and Use

  11. Chapter 11 Getting Connected to the Internet

    1. Connecting to the Internet

    2. Configuring Your Modem

    3. Using wvdial

    4. PPP Client

    5. Web Browser

    6. gFTP FTP Client

    7. Using minicom and seyon

    8. Making a PPP Connection Manually

  12. Chapter 12 Setting Up a Linux-Based WAN

    1. Installing and Configuring an FTP Server

    2. Installing and Configuring a Web Server

    3. Configuring a Mail Server

    4. Configuring a Secure Shell Server

    5. Configuring a Dial-In Shell Server

  13. Chapter 13 Conquering the BASH Shell

    1. The Linux Shell

    2. Using the Shell

    3. Understanding Shell Scripts

  1. Appendix Linux Directory Tree

  2. Appendix Principal Linux Files

  3. Appendix The Red Hat Package Manager

    1. Packages

    2. Installing a Package

    3. Uninstalling a Package

    4. Updating a Package

    5. Querying Your System’s RPM Database

    6. Advanced RPM Techniques

    7. Finding Interesting Packages

    8. GnoRPM

    9. Package Contents and Installation Commands

  4. Appendix Managing the Boot Process

    1. Booting Linux

    2. Boot Disks

    3. The lilo Loader

    4. The loadlin Loader

    5. Boot Parameters

    6. Using Loadable Ethernet Drivers

  5. Appendix Linux Command Quick Reference

  6. Glossary

  7. Colophon