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Special Edition Using Linux 4th Edition
by David Bandel and Robert Napier
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This latest version of Special Edition Using Linux shows how to install, configure, use, and network the latest generation of freeware Linux operating systems. The authors focus mostly on the freeware version of Red Hat Linux 5.1, though Caldera OpenLinux 1.2 and other popular distributions also receive attention.
The book includes lots of information on how to successfully accessorize Linux with various add-ons. The authors explain how to install and use XFree 86, the popular X Windows system. They also show what you can do with various utilities.
Using Linux offers excellent coverage of networking matters. Not only do Tackett and Burnett do a great job of showing how to get the Apache Web server running under Linux, they show how to configure TCP/IP and set up a Domain Name Service (DNS). Some fluff--"how to surf the Web" material--inevitably sneaks in, but it doesn't detract much from this otherwise solid book.
The disks that come with this book contain the freeware versions of Red Hat Linux 5.1 and Caldera OpenLinux 1.2--two of the best distributions around. There's also a copy of StarOffice 4 in the sleeve, making Using Linux a complete Linux solution. --David Wall
- Two CD-ROMs contain the Caldera Lite Desktop application suite, Slackware and the Red Hat versions of Linux, an electronic version of Running a Perfect Apache Web Site, plus, a variety of add-on tools, utilities, and more
Linux is a significant force in the server room and the desktop, delivering reliability, ease of installation and administration, high performance, security, and robust applications. Special Edition Using Linux 6E is written to the just-released 2.4.x kernel and includes the following topics: installation and configuration of Red Hat Linux, Caldera OpenLinux, and Debian GNU/Linux; configuration and use of Samba, Netscape, sendmail, SSH, and Webmin; coverage of KDE 2.0 and its integrated utility suite; configuration of the X Windows System; installation and managment of applications; creation of a VPN with FreeS/WAN; customization of your shell environment; networking with Linux; Novell NetWare integration; and more. Special Edition Using Linux 6E details the latest Linux technologies, such as Ximian GNOME and the 2.4 kernel.
About the Author
David Bandel has worked on a variety of systems and architectures, including Sparc Colaris, HP-UX, AIX, and SCO OpenServer. In 1993 he began dabbling in Linux, a hobby that quickly grew on him. Currently, David writes and does Linux/Unix consulting. He co-authored Que's Special Edition Using OpenLinux. Robert Napier has been playing in and around Linux since 1995. His current project is keeping up with KDE2 development. Professionally, he has developed software and supported various Unix-like systems. He currently spends most of his time supporting Perl and writing RTP scripts for Cisco. Rob co-authored Que's Special Edition Using Linux, Fifth Edition.
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