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Solaris 9 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Dave Taylor
Synopses & Reviews
Discover new security features and easier installation
Light up your system with a new resource manager, volume manager, and directory server
In the dark about Solaris 9? Open this book and let the sun shine in! It’ll help you chart a course for StarOffice, explore CDE and GNOME desktops, and harness Solaris power to configure Web servers, access Internet services, build great Web sites, manage files and directories, and a galaxy of other tasks.
The Dummies Way
Written in an easy-to-read style, this book shows both Solaris novices and readers with prior UNIX/Linux experience how to use the Solaris 9 OS. It also applies to Solaris Version 8. The book demonstrates how to use the Solaris command line (shell) and graphical window environments efficiently.
About the Author
David Taylor (Boulder, Colorado) is the founder of Intuitive Systems, where he provides consulting, teaching, and writing services on technologies, including UNIX and Solaris, and the principal of Growing Ventures, a consulting business for start-up companies. Mr. Taylor has been involved with UNIX since 1980 and created the Elm Mail System, one of the most popular UNIX email systems found on all Linux and Solaris distributions. His former positions include Research Scientist at HP's Palo Alto Research Labs and Senior Reviews Editor at SunWorld Magazine. At SunWorld, Mr. Taylor was intimately involved with Solaris and Sun hardware. In addition, he has authored many books, some of which are on UNIX.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Aquainted with Solaris.
Chapter 1: Logging In and Poking Around.
Chapter 2: Graphical Window Managers.
Chapter 3: Interacting with the Shell.
Chapter 4: Managing Files and Directories.
Part II: The Inevitable Internet Section.
Chapter 5: Doin’ That E-Mail Thing.
Chapter 6: Exploring the World Wide Web.
Chapter 7: Creating Web Pages.
Chapter 8: Accessing Internet Services.
Part III: Becoming Productive with StarOffice.
Chapter 9: Composing Documents with Writer.
Chapter 10: The Rest of StarOffice.
Part IV: Editing and Controlling Programs.
Chapter 11: Exploring Text Files.
Chapter 12: Editing Files.
Chapter 13: Controlling Processes.
Chapter 14: Finding Files.
Part V: Administration and Security Issues.
Chapter 15: Connecting to the Network.
Chapter 16: Essential System Administration.
Chapter 17: Keeping Your System Secure.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Best Web Sites.
Chapter 19: Ten Key Security Features.
Chapter 20: Ten Great Free Add-Ons.
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