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If Debian GNU/Linux can do it, you can do it too ... Whether you're a Linux newcomer looking for foolproof installation tips or a Debian GNU/ veteran who wants the scoop on the latest security enhancements, this authoritative guide delivers all the information you need to make the most of the Debian GNU/ "potato" release. From customizing a desktop system to troubleshooting a network or setting up an e-commerce server, it's the only reference you'll ever need to become a Debian GNU/ Linux pro. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Debian GNU/ Linux
* Get crystal-clear instructions for fast, painless installation
* Learn your way around the Linux shell, file system, and X Window System
* Discover how easy it is to set up a LAN in Debian and connect to the Internet
* Make the most of Linux desktop applications, games, and multimedia features
* Master Linux administration, from automating system tasks to locking in security
* Find guidance on how to keep Debian current and bug-free
* Get the scoop on configuring servers, from Apache and FTP to NIS and Sendmail
www.hungryminds.com System Requirements: Intel 386 or better; 150MB+ hard drive space, 16MB+ RAM; CD-ROM drive
This is a guide to the uses of Debian GNU/Linux. Features include system administration, networking, graphical user interfaces, Debian development, and security. The CD-ROM includes the Debian GNU/Linux version 2.2.
Debian GNU/Linux is one of the major Linux distributions available today. It is known as the most open" of the Linux distributions -- for its commitment to the free software principals, and its community-centricism. It is also known for its tradition of high-quality packages and package management tools, as well as its focus on security issues. Debian GNU/Linux(r) Bible focuses on common apps, GUIs, networking, and system administration.
The Debian Project's Internet-based development model has helped the distribution achieve unparalleled Internet functionality. One of the most popular features in Debian GNU/Linux is "apt-get," which automates free network downloads of all software package updates, making the Debian CD the last CD you will ever need to keep your system up-to-date with Linux."
About the Author
About the Author Steve Hunger has spent the last 10 years in the computer industry, the last four supporting and integrating multiple platforms for a Fortune 500 Company. Having been introduced to UNIX while attending Purdue University, he quickly latched onto Linux as the primary platform for his startup Web hosting and development business in 1996. He continues operating his Web business, consulting with local businesses, and freelance writing. When not conquering the world with Linux, he has co-written and contributed to several books for Macmillan USA and Brady Games, including work on the line of Mandrake Linux products. His latest work has been for AOL Press called Powering Up the Internet. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing with his wife, riding bicycles, and tinkering with an R/C model that is evolving into something that looks amazing like a plane. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Central Indiana Linux Users Group (www.cinlug.org). Steve can be reached at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
PART I: GETTING STARTED.
Chapter 1:Introduction To Linux.
Chapter 2: Installing Debian.
Chapter 3: First Steps as a Linux User.
Chapter 4. Choosing a GUI.
Chapter 5: Networking.
Chapter 6: Setting Up for the Internet.
PART II: WORKING WITH DEBIAN.
Chapter 7: Applications.
Chapter 8: Productivity Applications.
Chapter 9: Essential Tools.
Chapter 10: Multimedia.
Chapter 11: Games.
PART III: ADMINISTERING LINUX.
Chapter 12: System Administration.
Chapter 13: Scripting.
Chapter 14: Shells.
Chapter 15: Linux Kernel.
PART. IV: MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE.
Chapter 16: Finding Updated Files.
Chapter 17: Hardware.
Chapter 18: Backups.
PART V: LINUX SERVER.
Chapter 19: Security.
Chapter 20: Firewall.
Chapter 21: Web Server.
Chapter 22: FTP Server.
Chapter 23: Network Information System.
Chapter 24: File Server.
Chapter 25: Mail.
Appendix A: What's On the CD-Rom.
Appendix B: Linux Commands.
Appendix C: Debian Packages.
GNU General Public License.
CD-Rom Installation Instructions.