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You're about to begin your first Linux installation. Or, you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or configuring for ADSL. Running Linux, now in its fourth edition, is the book you'll want to reach for. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the getting-started book that people need, it answers the questions and tackles configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.Running Linux has everything you'll need to understand, install, and start using Linux. The book doesn't draw the line at the OS, or the shell, or the GUI, or even at the point of essential applications. Rather, the authors, experienced Linux enthusiasts, have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions and instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.The fourth edition of Running Linux delves deeper into installation, configuring the windowing system, system administration, and networking. New topics include applications ready for prime time, basic security and firewalling, package management on Debian, sound configuration, ADSL, the GNOME desktop, the Postfix mail transfer agent, and the popular LAMP configuration that combines Apache, MySQL, and PHP. A solid foundation text for any Linux user, the book also includes additional resources for dealing with special requirements imposed by hardware, advanced applications, and emerging technologies. Whether you are using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for system administrators, this guide walks through the process of installing the Linux operating system on a personal computer, reviews the basic Unix commands, and provides instructions for user account management, text editors, the X windows system, networking with TCP/IP, and setting up a secure system. The fourth edition covers the latest Linux software distributions.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Welsh's guide has everything users need to understand, install, and start using the Linux operating system. New topics covered include laptops, cameras, scanners, sound, multimedia, and more.

Synopsis:

This volume covers everything you'll need to understand, install, and start using Linux. The authors have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions and instructions aiming to ensure a satisfying experience using Linux.

Synopsis:

You're about to begin your first Linux installation. Or, you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or configuring for ADSL. Running Linux, now in its fourth edition, is the book you'll want to reach for. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the getting-started book that people need, it answers the questions and tackles configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.

Running Linux has everything you'll need to understand, install, and start using Linux. The book doesn't draw the line at the OS, or the shell, or the GUI, or even at the point of essential applications. Rather, the authors, experienced Linux enthusiasts, have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions and instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.

The fourth edition of Running Linux delves deeper into installation, configuring the windowing system, system administration, and networking. New topics include applications ready for prime time, basic security and firewalling, package management on Debian, sound configuration, ADSL, the GNOME desktop, the Postfix mail transfer agent, and the popular LAMP configuration that combines Apache, MySQL, and PHP. A solid foundation text for any Linux user, the book also includes additional resources for dealing with special requirements imposed by hardware, advanced applications, and emerging technologies. Whetheryou are using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 645-650) and index.

About the Author

is a computer scientist with research interests spanning many aspects of complex systems, including operating systems design, distributed systems, networking, and parallel computing. Matt is a long-time Linux advocate and developer, a role in which he has fielded questions from thousands of Linux users over the years. He was the original coordinator of the Linux Documentation Project and author of the original Linux Installation and Getting Started guide. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley and is currently a researcher at Intel Research Labs in Berkeley, and will be joining the faculty of the Computer Science department at Harvard University in July 2003.

Terry Dawson is an amateur radio operator and long time Linux enthusiast. He is the author of a number of network related HOWTO documents for the Linux Documentation Project, co-author the 2nd edition of O'Reilly's Linux Network Administrators Guide and is an active participant in a number of other Linux projects. Terry has 15 years professional experience in telecommunications and is currently engaged in network management research in the Telstra Research Laboratories.

Lar Kaufman is a documentation consultant living in Concord, Massachusetts. He began writing about UNIX in 1983 and since then has written on System V, BSD, Mach, OSF/1, and now Linux. His hobbies include interactive media as art/literature, homebuilt and antique aircraft (he's a licensed aircraft mechanic), and natural history. Formerly a BBS operator, in 1987 Lar founded the Fidonet echoes (newsgroups) Biosphere and BioNews. He is currently leading a project to establish a global biological conservation network, using a Linux host as the mail, news, and file server.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to LinuxChapter 2: Preparing to Install LinuxChapter 3: Installation and Initial ConfigurationChapter 4: Basic Unix Commands and ConceptsChapter 5: Essential System ManagementChapter 6: Managing Filesystems, Swap Space, and DevicesChapter 7: Upgrading Software and the KernelChapter 8: Other Administrative TasksChapter 9: Editors, Text Tools, Graphics, and PrintingChapter 10: Installing the X Window SystemChapter 11: Customizing Your X EnvironmentChapter 12: Windows Compatibility and SambaChapter 13: Programming LanguagesChapter 14: Tools for ProgrammersChapter 15: TCP/IP and PPPChapter 16: The World Wide Web and Electronic MailChapter 17: Basic SecurityChapter 18: LAMPSources of Linux InformationInstalling Linux on Digital/Compaq Alpha SystemsChapter 19: BibliographyColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596002725
Author:
Welsh, Matt
Author:
Kaufman, Lar
Author:
Dawson, Terry
Author:
Dalheimer, Matthias Kalle
Author:
Dalheimer, Matthias K.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Programming - Systems Analysis & Design
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Linux
Subject:
Debian;GNOME;LAMP;Linux;firewall;operating system;package management;security
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Series:
Essential Guide to Linux
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20021212
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
696
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.24 in 2.12 lb

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Product details 696 pages O'Reilly & Associates - English 9780596002725 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Welsh's guide has everything users need to understand, install, and start using the Linux operating system. New topics covered include laptops, cameras, scanners, sound, multimedia, and more.
"Synopsis" by , This volume covers everything you'll need to understand, install, and start using Linux. The authors have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions and instructions aiming to ensure a satisfying experience using Linux.
"Synopsis" by , You're about to begin your first Linux installation. Or, you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or configuring for ADSL. Running Linux, now in its fourth edition, is the book you'll want to reach for. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the getting-started book that people need, it answers the questions and tackles configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.

Running Linux has everything you'll need to understand, install, and start using Linux. The book doesn't draw the line at the OS, or the shell, or the GUI, or even at the point of essential applications. Rather, the authors, experienced Linux enthusiasts, have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions and instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.

The fourth edition of Running Linux delves deeper into installation, configuring the windowing system, system administration, and networking. New topics include applications ready for prime time, basic security and firewalling, package management on Debian, sound configuration, ADSL, the GNOME desktop, the Postfix mail transfer agent, and the popular LAMP configuration that combines Apache, MySQL, and PHP. A solid foundation text for any Linux user, the book also includes additional resources for dealing with special requirements imposed by hardware, advanced applications, and emerging technologies. Whetheryou are using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 645-650) and index.
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