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Learning Red Hat Linux: A Guide to Red Hat Linux for New Users
Synopses & Reviews
With roughly 20 million users worldwide, Linux is the most talked about success story of open source and free software. Even devotees of Microsoft Windows and Apple's Macintosh are attracted by the unsurpassed stability and flexibility of Linux, but learning a Unix-style operating system can be a daunting task. The second edition of Learning Red Hat Linux gives newcomers exactly what they need to get started.
The book includes a complete Linux system CD-ROM from Red Hat Software, one of the most popular distributions of Linux in the U.S. Once it guides beginners through the process of installing and configuring this software, the book offers a thorough but gentle introduction to the basics of using Red Hat Linux. This new edition has been "upgraded" to cover installation and configuration of Red Hat version 7.2, with improved sections on how to use the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, and how to use the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM). Highlights of Learning Red Hat Linux include:
Book News Annotation:
This second edition of a book/CD-ROM guide to installing and running Red Hat Linux on a PC has been upgraded to cover installation and configuration of Red Hat version 7.2, with improved sections on how to use the GNOME and KDE desktop environments and the use of the Red Hat Package Manager. The two CD-ROMs contain tools needed to install and configure a Red Hat Linux system. The book is written for first-time Linux users. McCarty teaches management information systems at Azusa Pacific University.
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New users are flocking to Linux literally by the millions. Yet most of these new users draw from Microsoft Windows as their primary computing experience; for them an operating system from the UNIX family is an unfamiliar experience. In "Learning Red Hat Linux, " Bill McCarty has written a book aimed specifically at this new audience.
About the Author
Bill McCarty is associate professor of management information systems in the School of Business and Management of Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, and was previously associate professor of computer science, in which capacity he taught for ten years in Azusa Pacific's Master of Applied Computer Science program. Bill holds a Ph.D. in the management of information systems from the Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, and worked for 15 years as a software developer and manager.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Why Run Linux?Chapter 2: Preparing to Install Red Hat LinuxChapter 3: Installing Red Hat LinuxChapter 4: How Linux WorksChapter 5: Using the GNOME DesktopChapter 6: Using the KDE DesktopChapter 7: Conquering the bash ShellChapter 8: Using the RPM Package ManagerChapter 9: Configuring and Administering LinuxChapter 10: Connecting to the InternetChapter 11: Setting Up a Networked WorkstationChapter 12: Setting Up Internet ServicesChapter 13: Advanced Shell Usage and Shell ScriptsLinux Directory TreePrincipal Linux FilesManaging the Boot ProcessInstalling and Configuring XLinux CommandQuick ReferenceGlossaryColophon
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