A complete guide and reference to five major Linux distributions
Linux continues to grow in popularity worldwide as a low-cost, reliable operating system for enterprise use. Nine minibooks in this guide cover everything administrators need to know about the five leading versions: Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSUSE, Mint, and Mandriva. The companion DVD includes full Ubuntu installations and ISO images for the other four, saving hours of downloading time.
* The open source Linux operating system is gaining market share around the world for both desktop and server use; this soup-to-nuts guide covers installation and everything else administrators need to know about Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSUSE, Mint, and Mandriva
* Nine self-contained minibooks cover Linux basics, desktops, networking, Internet, administration, security, Linux servers, programming, and scripting
* Updated to cover the newest versions of the five top distributions, with complete installation instructions and a DVD including the full Ubuntu installations and ISO images for the others
Linux users and administrators will be able to install and sample five popular Linux flavors with the information in Linux All-in-One For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: Linux Basics.
Chapter 1: Introducing Linux.
Chapter 2: Installing Linux.
Chapter 3: Installing Linux on a Flash Drive.
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting and Confi guring Linux.
Chapter 5: Trying Out Linux.
Book II: Linux Desktops.
Chapter 1: The GNOME Desktop.
Chapter 2: The KDE Desktop.
Chapter 3: Commanding the Shell.
Chapter 4: Navigating the Linux File System.
Chapter 5: Introducing Linux Applications.
Chapter 6: Using Text Editors.
Book III: Networking.
Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Managing the Network.
Book IV: The Internet.
Chapter 1: E-Mailing and IMing in Linux.
Chapter 2: Browsing the Web.
Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups and RSS Feeds.
Chapter 4: Using FTP.
Book V: Administration.
Chapter 1: Introducing Basic System Administration.
Chapter 2: Managing Users and Groups.
Chapter 3: Managing File Systems.
Chapter 4: Installing and Updating Applications.
Book VI: Security.
Chapter 1: Introducing Linux Security.
Chapter 2: Securing Linux.
Chapter 3: Performing Computer Security Audits.
Book VII: Linux Servers.
Chapter 1: Managing Internet Services.
Chapter 2: Managing Mail and News Servers.
Chapter 3: Managing DNS.
Chapter 4: Working with Samba and NFS.
Book VIII: Programming.
Chapter 1: Programming in Linux.
Chapter 2: Introductory Shell Scripting.
Chapter 3: Advanced Shell Scripting.
Appendix: About the DVD.