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The perfect book to help you make the move to Linux
With Linux, you can start with a full-featured desktop computer and scale up to powerful corporate servers. Get the most out of Linux for your home, small business, school, or corporate computing needs with this comprehensive reference as your guide. You'll walk through 16 different Linux distributions, find step-by-step instructions, and see how other enterprising Linux do-it-yourselfers are creating powerful and inexpensive systems. This is the book you need to succeed with Linux.
Master Linux for desktops, servers, and workstations
Find, install, and use tons of free and open source software
Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools
Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux
Browse, e-mail, or chat over the Internet from a Linux desktop
Set up your own e-mail and Web (LAMP) servers
Make safe connections with firewalls and other security tools
A total of 16 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD-ROM.
- To try out Linux, boot directly to KNOPPIX, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions
- To keep Linux permanently, install Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, Damn Small Linux, Slackware Linux, and other distributions to your hard disk
What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?
Ubuntu Linux (live/install)
Fedora Linux (install)
Gentoo Linux (install)
Slackware® Linux (install)
Mandriva One (live/install)
Debian GNU/Linux (install)
Damn Small Linux (live/install)
System Rescue CD (live)
Puppy Linux (live)
Gentoo Linux (install)
Coyote Linux (floppy firewall)
All software built for x86 computers
See chapters on each distribution for system requirements
Great Content from a Bestselling Author - The Linux Bible 2008 Edition
is the best first Linux book for new or migrating users. By focusing on the building-block nature of Linux, and offering true up-to-date descriptions of Linux technology, the Bible helps the reader learn how to jump headlong into Linux, regardless of the Linux distribution they choose. Descriptions of different Linux distributions helps users choose the Linux distribution that's right for them. Detailed installation instructions, step-by-step descriptions of key desktop and server components, and the actual distributions on CD and DVD, let readers get started using Linux immediately. The Bible will serve a broad range of readers, from those starting with Linux to anyone looking to evaluate different Linux distributions. It also covers broad usage including Linux desktops, servers, and firewall/routers.
New features: Instead of just telling you about how the technology works, new "Bringing Linux In" sections describe how people have implemented Linux in the real world. New sections describe real-life examples, such as how:
- A Small office created an inexpensive Web, print, and file server
- A do-it-yourselfer combined Linux audio and video features to create a home multimedia center
- A school build a computer lab with free educational software
- A large corporation deployed thousands of Linux systems
Unique CD and DVD: No other book on the market includes so many Linux distributions on CD and DVD. Our DVD and CD will include the latest versions of at least the following Linux distributions: Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, KNOPPIX, Gentoo, Slackware, Mandriva, Damn Small Linux, SLAX, BackTrack, GeeXbox, and others.
About the Author
Chris Negus has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. In late 2007, Chris co-authored three books for the new Linux Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, and Ubuntu Linux Toolbox. For eight years, he worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to contribute to Novell’s short-lived UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.
Table of Contents
Part I: Linux First Steps.
Chapter 1: Starting with Linux.
Chapter 2: Running Commands from the Shell.
Chapter 3: Getting into the Desktop.
Part II: Running the Show.
Chapter 4: Learning Basic Administration.
Chapter 5: Getting on the Internet.
Chapter 6: Securing Linux.
Part III: Choosing and Installing a Linux Distribution.
Chapter 7: Installing Linux.
Chapter 8: Running Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Chapter 9: Running Debian GNU/Linux.
Chapter 10: Running SUSE and openSUSE Linux.
Chapter 11: Running KNOPPIX.
Chapter 12: Running Yellow Dog Linux.
Chapter 13: Running Gentoo Linux.
Chapter 14: Running Slackware Linux.
Chapter 15: Running Linspire and Freespire.
Chapter 16: Running Mandriva.
Chapter 17: Running Ubuntu Linux.
Chapter 18: Running a Linux Firewall/Router.
Chapter 19: Running Bootable Linux Distributions.
Part IV: Running Applications.
Chapter 20: Playing Music and Video.
Chapter 21: Working with Words and Images.
Chapter 22: E-Mailing and Web Browsing.
Chapter 23: Gaming with Linux.
Part V: Running Servers.
Chapter 24: Running a Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) Server.
Chapter 25: Running a Mail Server.
Chapter 26: Running a Print Server.
Chapter 27: Running a File Server.
Part VI: Programming in Linux.
Chapter 28: Programming Environments and Interfaces.
Chapter 29: Programming Tools and Utilities.
Appendix A: Media.
Appendix B: Entering the Linux Community.