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Essential Linux Fast : Essential (Springer Verlag) - Ian Chivers

Essential Linux Fast

Essential (Springer Verlag)

Paperback Published: 25th June 2001
ISBN: 9781852334086
Number Of Pages: 240

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Linux has become increasingly popular as an alternative operating system to Microsoft Windows as its ease of installation and use has improved. This, combined with an ever growing range of applications, makes it an attractive alternative to Windows for many people.
Essential Linux fast covers areas such as:
- The essential preliminaries that should be carried out before installing Linux
- Installing a Linux system
- Configuring peripherals
- Using X windows
- Basic and intermediate Unix commands
- Using the Internet with Linux
- Using Linux for document preparation
- Using Linux for programming
If you want to make the switch from Windows, this is the book you need. Ian Chivers tells you how to get and install Linux and explains why Linux is becoming the hottest operating system of the millennium.

Overviewp. 1
Assumptionsp. 2
What is Linux?p. 2
What is POSIX?p. 4
What is Unix?p. 4
Brief history of networking: TCP/IP and the Internetp. 5
The rest of the bookp. 5
Bibliographyp. 6
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Linux Versionsp. 9
Red Hatp. 10
SuSep. 11
Overview of the installation optionsp. 12
Bibliographyp. 13
The Preliminariesp. 15
How to find out hardware details about your systemp. 16
Hardware and associated manualsp. 19
Your DOS and Windows distribution disksp. 19
Making boot floppiesp. 20
What additional files are needed?p. 20
Autoexec.bat and config.sysp. 21
CD-Rom driversp. 22
Backing up your work filesp. 23
Hard disks backgroundp. 23
FDISKp. 24
What type of Linux installation?p. 27
Partitions and the Linux file systemp. 29
Printing documentation prior to the installp. 31
Boot floppyp. 32
TCP/IP and networkingp. 33
Final notep. 35
Bibliographyp. 36
Installing Linuxp. 39
Single booting at home, local area network, booting from /bootp. 41
Dual boot system at home, local area network, booting from CDp. 42
Dual boot system at home, local area network, booting from /bootp. 43
Partitionless installp. 47
Single boot system at work, network connected, booting from /bootp. 48
Dual boot system at work, network connected, LiLop. 49
Monitor and graphics cardp. 49
Summaryp. 50
Security and Linuxp. 50
Bibliographyp. 51
Linux and Windowsp. 53
X-Windows and XFree86p. 54
Windows managersp. 54
Some basicsp. 55
Double click versus single clickp. 57
Logging on for the first timep. 57
KDEp. 58
Gnomep. 60
Summaryp. 62
Bibliographyp. 63
Basic Unixp. 65
Command examplesp. 66
Getting helpp. 70
Basic DOS and Unix counterpartsp. 71
Other Unix commandsp. 72
Accessing the floppy drivep. 72
Accessing the CD-Rom drivep. 74
Text editorsp. 76
Bibliographyp. 81
System Administrationp. 81
The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)p. 82
Accessing the floppy drivep. 89
Accessing the CD-Rom drivep. 90
Making a boot floppyp. 91
Linuxconfp. 92
YaST--Yet another Setup Toolp. 93
Setting up a printerp. 94
Setting up a modemp. 97
Setting up a sound cardp. 101
Setting up a scannerp. 101
Setting up a Web camerap. 101
CD rewriterp. 102
System start-up and shutdownp. 102
Making more memory availablep. 103
Accessing a Windows partitionp. 104
Miscellaneousp. 106
Bibliographyp. 107
Networking and Securityp. 109
Networking basicsp. 110
Basic network terminologyp. 111
Networking at homep. 113
Network administration via graphical interfacesp. 114
Networking at workp. 120
Network set-up programsp. 120
Networking utilitiesp. 120
Securityp. 121
Sendmailp. 126
Other security optionsp. 127
System logsp. 129
Summaryp. 131
Bibliographyp. 132
More Unixp. 135
Computer system overviewp. 136
The command interpreter or shellp. 136
Pattern matchingp. 138
Metacharactersp. 138
Unix metacharacters and associated programsp. 139
Working with files, directories and the file systemp. 151
Helpp. 154
vip. 155
Managing jobs and processesp. 160
Managing your environmentp. 163
Summaryp. 169
Bibliographyp. 169
Installing Softwarep. 171
RPMp. 172
What is installed?p. 172
Gnome RPM--GnoRPMp. 173
YaSTp. 174
Compressionp. 174
Mounting the CD-Rom drivep. 176
Adobe Acrobatp. 176
SuSe 6.4 Linux and edp. 177
GNU Fortran 77p. 182
NAG Intel g77 Double Precision Numeric Libraryp. 183
Javap. 184
Summaryp. 185
Bibliographyp. 185
Text Formatting and Document Productionp. 187
Electronic publishing basicsp. 188
Text toolsp. 189
TeXp. 190
LaTexp. 191
Fontsp. 191
W3Cp. 192
Graphics formatsp. 192
Bitmapp. 192
HTMLp. 193
Portable Document Format (PDF)p. 194
PostScriptp. 194
Ghostscriptp. 194
XMLp. 195
Summaryp. 195
Bibliographyp. 195
Programming Languagesp. 197
Historyp. 198
Cp. 200
C++p. 200
Intel/Linux Fortran compilersp. 201
Javap. 204
Practical extraction and report language (Perl)p. 204
Bibliographyp. 206
Miscellaneousp. 207
Electronic mail--emailp. 208
Linux as a platform for a Web serverp. 210
Database managementp. 213
High-performance computingp. 214
Bibliographyp. 216
Resumep. 219
Bibliographyp. 220
Appendixp. 221
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9781852334086
ISBN-10: 1852334088
Series: Essential (Springer Verlag)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th June 2001
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.62  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.42

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