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Try out 18 different Linux distributions to see which is right for you
Inside many stock exchanges, mobile phones, and Internet servers is an operating system that many people haven't even heard ofit's called Linux. Today, you can run this open-source software on your personal desktop, on an Internet server, or as a programming workstation. In this complete guide from Linux expert Christopher Negus are all the instructions and software you need to install, set up, and use Linux.
Install, set up, and use the latest Linux systems for desktops and servers
Configure the perfect Linux desktop system for you
Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux
Set up your own print, file, e-mail, and Web servers
Get a stable and secure system using Linux security tools
Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools
A total of 18 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD!
To try out Linux, boot directly Ubuntu, openSUSE, KNOPPIX, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions
To keep Linux permanently, install those and other distributions to your hard disk
What's on the DVD?
Ubuntu Linux (live/install)
Fedora Linux (install)
Gentoo Linux (live/install)
Slackware® Linux (install)
Puppy Linux (live/install)
Debian GNU/Linux (live/install)
Damn Small Linux (live/install)
System Rescue CD (live)
Coyote Linux (floppy firewall)
CentOS Linux (live/install)
Turn your PC into a Linux desktop system
Learn to use Linux as a system administrator
Find and install loads of free software apps
The Linux Bible 2011 Edition is the perfect Linux book for new or migrating users. In this 2011 Edition, new content will be added to reflect new technology that has appeared since the previous edition and to add simpler (Windows-like) tools where possible. This includes: Windows desktop users - Today, Linux desktop systems can do almost everything a person would expect from a Windows desktop. We can make it very clear how to find the features a Windows user would need in Linux and how to add those features that aren't there yet. Windows administrators - More-and-more Linux systems have been showing up in locations that were exclusively Windows locations. Simplified system administration tools have made it easier for point-and-click Windows administrators to do many common tasks (add printers, change date/time, manage services) that once required in-depth knowledge of command line utilities. 100 pages of the most often-used and sought-after Linux commands A new section: Learn Linux which adds step-by-step techniques for transitioning these people to Linux. For Windows desktop users, this means how to get their stuff (music, documents, and images) from Windows to Linux, how to find and use the applications they need, and setup the desktop to suit how they use it. For Windows administrators, this means stepping them through point-and-click tools for administering systems for everything from small businesses to large enterprises.
The most up-to-date guide on the latest version of Linux
Linux is an excellent, low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems and its popularity continues to remain on the rise. This comprehensive resource offers more than 100 pages of the most sought-after Linux commands, provides new tutorial chapters aimed specifically at Windows desktop users and Windows administrators, and includes a new chapter on using Linux on gadgets. You’ll get up to speed with Linux so that you can install secure, fully functioning Linux server systems.
- Shows you what Linux is capable of, how to install it, how to make the most of its features, and ways to make use of its commands
- Provides step-by-step instructions for transitioning to Linux and explains how to choose which distribution is right for you, find and use the applications you need, set up the desktop to be the way you like it, and more
- Walks you through transferring your stuff (music, documents, and images) from Windows to Linux
Whether you're making the transition from Windows or Macintosh and need to choose which distribution is right for you or you are already savvy with Linux and need a thoroughly up-to-date guide on its newest features, Linux Bible 2011 Edition is a must have!
About the Author
has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible
(all editions), CentOS Bible
, Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
, Linux Troubleshooting Bible
, Linux Toys
, and Linux Toys II
. Recently, Chris co-authored several books for the new Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox
, SUSE Linux Toolbox
, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox
, Mac OS X
, and BSD UNIX Toolbox
For eight years Chris worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to help contribute to Novell’s UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.
Currently, Chris is employed by Red Hat, Inc. as a Linux instructor. He teaches classes and gives exams to those seeking Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certifications.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Off the Ground with Linux.
Chapter 1: Starting with Linux.
Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Desktop.
Part II: Running a Linux Desktop.
Chapter 3: Getting into the Desktop.
Chapter 4: E-mailing and Web Browsing.
Chapter 5: Playing Music, Video, Photos, and Games.
Part III: Learning System Administration Skills.
Chapter 6: Starting with System Administration.
Chapter 7: Installing Linux.
Chapter 8: Running Commands from the Shell.
Chapter 9: Learning Basic Administration.
Chapter 10: Managing Disks and File Systems.
Chapter 11: Setting Up Networking.
Chapter 12: Using Network Tools.
Chapter 13: Securing Linux.
Chapter 14: Creating Useful Shell Scripts.
Part IV: Setting Up Linux Servers.
Chapter 15: Running a Linux Web Server.
Chapter 16: Running a Mail Server.
Chapter 17: Running a Print Server.
Chapter 18: Running a File Server.
Part V: Choosing and Installing Different Linux Distributions.
Chapter 19: Running Ubuntu Linux.
Chapter 20: Running Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Chapter 21: Running Debian GNU/Linux.
Chapter 22: Running SUSE and openSUSE Linux.
Chapter 23: Running PCLinuxOS.
Chapter 24: Running Bootable Linux Distributions.
Part VI: Programming in Linux.
Chapter 25: Programming Environments and Interfaces.
Chapter 26: Programming Tools and Utilities.
Part VII: Appendix and License.
GNU General Public License.