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Running Linux, 5th Edition


You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP server. Running Linux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you’ll want on hand in either case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the questions and tackles the configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.

This fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics suchas audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always have made the book popular.

Running Linux covers basic communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network configuration–including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems–in case you need to set up your network manually. The book canmake you proficient on office suites and personal productivity applications–and also tells you what programming tools are available if you’re interested in contributing to these applications.

Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have also been updated.

The authors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear instructions to ensure that you’ll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users, while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.

Whether you’re using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.

Table of Contents
Part I: Enjoying and Being Productive on Linux
Chapter 1. Introduction to Linux
Chapter 2. Preinstallation and Installation
Chapter 3. Desktop Environments
Chapter 4. Basic Unix Commands and Concepts
Chapter 5. Web Browsers and Instant Messaging
Chapter 6. Electronic Mail Clients
Chapter 7. Games
Chapter 8. Office Suites and Personal Productivity
Chapter 9. Multimedia

Part II: System Administration
Chapter 10. System Administration Basics
Chapter 11. Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions
Chapter 12. Installing, Updating, and Compiling Programs
Chapter 13. Networking
Chapter 14. Printing
Chapter 15. File Sharing
Chapter 16. The X Window System
Chapter 17. System Start and Shutdown
Chapter 18. Configuring and Building the Kernel
Chapter 19. Text Editing
Chapter 20. Text Processing

Part III: Programming
Chapter 21. Programming Tools
Chapter 22. Running a Web Server
Chapter 23. Transporting and Handling Email Messages
Chapter 24. Running an FTP Server

Part IV: Network Services
Chapter 25. Running Web Applications with MySQL and PHP
Chapter 26. Running a Secure System
Chapter 27. Backup and Recovery
Chapter 28. Heterogeneous Networking and Running Windows Programs

Appendix A Sources of Linux Information

Book Details

  • Paperback: 974 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 5th edition (December 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596007604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596007607
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  1. pittviper89 says:

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