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You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP server. Running Linux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you'll want on hand in either case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the questions and tackles the configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.

This fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics suchas audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always have made the book popular.

Running Linux covers basic communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network configuration--including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems--in case you need to set up your network manually. The book canmake you proficient on office suites and personal productivity applications--and also tells you what programming tools are available if you're interested in contributing to these applications.

Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have also been updated.

The authors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear 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.

Whether you're using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.

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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 fifth edition covers the Postfix mail transport agent, MySQL, and PHP. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Matthias Kalle Dalheimer is the President & CEO of Klaralvdalens Datakonsult AB, a Sweden-based consultancy specializing in platform-independent software solutions. He is also a founding member of the KDE project and the current president of the KDE foundation. Kalle has written numerous books for O'Reilly, both in English and in his native German, including "Running Linux" and "Programming with Qt". In his spare time, he enjoys cross-country skiing and reading history books. Kalle lives with his wife Tanja and his two sons Jan and Tim in the middle of the forest near Hagfors in the Swedish province of Varmland.

Matt Welsh is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. His current research focuses on wireless sensor networks, 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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Enjoying and Being Productive on Linux
    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Linux
    • Chapter 2: Preinstallation and Installation
    • Chapter 3: Desktop Environments
    • Chapter 4: Basic Unix Commands and Concepts
    • Chapter 5: Web Browsers and Instant Messaging
    • Chapter 6: Electronic Mail Clients
    • Chapter 7: Games
    • Chapter 8: Office Suites and Personal Productivity
    • Chapter 9: Multimedia
  • Part II: System Administration
    • Chapter 10: System Administration Basics
    • Chapter 11: Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions
    • Chapter 12: Installing, Updating, and Compiling Programs
    • Chapter 13: Networking
    • Chapter 14: Printing
    • Chapter 15: File Sharing
    • Chapter 16: The X Window System
    • Chapter 17: System Start and Shutdown
    • Chapter 18: Configuring and Building the Kernel
    • Chapter 19: Text Editing
    • Chapter 20: Text Processing
  • Part III: Programming
    • Chapter 21: Programming Tools
    • Chapter 22: Running a Web Server
    • Chapter 23: Transporting and Handling Email Messages
    • Chapter 24: Running an FTP Server
  • Part IV: Network Services
    • Chapter 25: Running Web Applications with MySQL and PHP
    • Chapter 26: Running a Secure System
    • Chapter 27: Backup and Recovery
    • Chapter 28: Heterogeneous Networking and Running Windows Programs
  • Appendix A: Sources of Linux Information
  • Colophon

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Dalheimer, Matthias Kalle
Welsh, Matt
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Operating Systems - LINUX
GNOME;KDE;Kalle Dalheimer;Linux;Matt Welch;Running Linux;administration;bash shell;diag tools;kernel;modules.conf;nautilus;network security;package dependency;regular expression;scripting;user accounts
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