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Unix for Dummies 5TH Editionby John R Levine
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Administer UNIX on a LAN and use the newest utilities
Understand the UNIX shell, go online with new browser options, and get things doneSo you’re using UNIX these days? Sure, it can be a little tricky, but this friendly guide will lead you through all its peculiarities. Soon you’ll understand the GNOMETM and KDETM desktops, know the secret names of your Web files, Samba with the file server, and most importantly, know how to sidestep common problems.
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Book News Annotation:
Even dummies sometimes find themselves using UNIX, and there they are without the technical training or often the inclination to learn all the esoterics about the mother of all operating systems; they just want to know how to accomplish what should be simple tasks. The brother-sister team who give UNIX power to Dummies update their guide with information on the increasingly popular Linux version, the new KDE and GNOME window systems, Internet applications, and Internet site hosting.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This title provides the basics of using the UNIX OS as well as an understanding of elementary UNIX administration. This edition explains how to handle UNIX installation, file management, software, utilities, networks, Internet access, and other basic tasks.
Written by John Levine and Margaret Levine Young, longtime UNIX experts and highly experienced For Dummies authors
About the Author
John Levine and Margaret Levine Young are the dynamic For Dummies duo with more than 50 books to their credit, including eight editions of The Internet For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Before the Beginning.
Chapter 1: Log Me In, UNIX!
Chapter 2: What Is UNIX, Anyway?
Chapter 3: A Few Lines on Linux.
Part II: Some Basic Stuff.
Chapter 4: Opening Windows on UNIX.
Chapter 5: Files for Fun and Profit.
Chapter 6: Directories for Fun and Profit.
Chapter 7: The Shell Game.
Chapter 8: Where’s That File?
Chapter 9: Printing (The Gutenberg Thing).
Part III: Getting Things Done.
Chapter 10: Writing Deathless Prose.
Chapter 11: Umpteen Useful UNIX Utilities.
Chapter 12: Installing Software Can Be Tricky.
Chapter 13: Juggling a Bunch of Programs.
Chapter 14: Taming Linux.
Part IV: UNIX and the Net.
Chapter 15: Your Computer Is Not Alone.
Chapter 16: Across a Crowded Network.
Chapter 17: Automating Your Office Gossip.
Chapter 18: Web Surfing for UNIX Users.
Chapter 19: Grabbing Files from the Net.
Chapter 20: Now Serving the Internet.
Part V: Help!
Chapter 21: Disaster Relief.
Chapter 22: The Case of the Missing Files.
Chapter 23: Some Programs Just Won’t Die.
Chapter 24: “My Computer Hates Me”.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: Ten Common Mistakes.
Chapter 26: Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX.
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