Essential Linux fast - Chivers, Ian
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Linux has become increasingly popular as an alternative operating system to Microsoft Windows. This is largely due to its improved performance and ability to run favourite PC applications. If you want to make the switch from Windows, this is the book you need. The author gives advice on how to install the system and explains why it is becoming one of the hottest operating systems of the millennium. Topics covered include: installing a Linux system, using X Windows, using the Internet with Linux, and using Scripting.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Linux has become increasingly popular as an alternative operating system to Microsoft Windows. This is largely due to its improved performance and ability to run favourite PC applications. If you want to make the switch from Windows, this is the book you need. The author gives advice on how to install the system and explains why it is becoming one of the hottest operating systems of the millennium. Topics covered include: installing a Linux system, using X Windows, using the Internet with Linux, and using Scripting.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25. Juni 2001
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 412g
  • ISBN-13: 9781852334086
  • ISBN-10: 1852334088
  • Artikelnr.: 10051325
Inhaltsangabe
1. Overview.- Assumptions.- What is Linux?.- What is POSIX?.- What is Unix?.- Brief history of networking:TCP/IP and the Internet.- The rest of the book.- Acknowledgements.- 2. Linux Versions.- Red Hat.- SuSe.- Overview of the installation options.- 3. The Preliminaries.- How to find out hardware details about your system.- Hardware and associated manuals.- Your DOS and Windows distribution disks.- Making boot floppies.- What additional files are needed?.- Autoexec.bat and config.sys.- CD-Rom drivers.- Backing up your work files.- Hard disks background.- FDISK.- What type of Linux installation?.- Partitions and the Linux file system.- Printing documentation prior to the install.- Boot floppy.- TCP/IP and networking.- Final note.- 4. Installing Linux.- Single booting at home, local area network, booting from /boot.- Dual boot system at home, local area network, booting from CD.- Dual boot system at home, local area network, booting from /boot.- Partitionless install.- Single boot system at work, network connected, booting from /boot.- Dual boot system at work, network connected, LiLo.- Monitor and graphics card.- Summary.- Security and Linux.- Bibiliography.- 5. Linux and Windows.- X-Windows and XFree86.- Windows managers.- Some basics.- Double click versus single click.- Logging on for the first time.- KDE.- Gnome.- Summary.- 6. Basic Unix.- Command examples.- Getting help.- Basic DOS and Unix counterparts.- Other Unix commands.- Accessing the floppy drive.- Accessing the CD-Rom drive.- Text editors.- 7. System Administration.- The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).- Accessing the floppy drive.- Accessing the CD-Rom drive.- Making a boot floppy.- Linuxconf.- YaST Yet another Setup Tool.- Setting up a printer.- Setting up a modem.- Setting up a sound card.- Setting up a scanner.- Setting up a Web camera.- CD rewriter.- System start-up and shutdown.- Making more memory available.- Accessing a Windows partition.- Miscellaneous.- 8. Networking and Security.- Networking basics.- Basic network terminology.- Networking at home.- Network administration via graphical interfaces.- Networking at work.- Network set-up programs.- Networking utilities.- Security.- Sendmail.- Other security options.- System logs.- Summary.- 9. More Unix.- Computer system overview.- The command interpreter or shell.- Pattern matching.- Metacharacters.- Unix metacharacters and associated programs.- Working with files, directories and the file system.- Help.- vi.- Managing jobs and processes.- Managing your environment.- Summary.- 10. Installing Software.- RPM.- What is installed?.- Gnome RPM GnoRPM.- YaST.- Compression.- Mounting the CD-Rom drive.- Adobe Acrobat.- SuSe 6.4 Linux and ed.- GNU Fortran 77.- NAG Intel g77 Double Precision Numeric Library.- Java.- Summary.- 11. Text Formatting and Document Production.- Electronic publishing basics.- Text tools.- TeX.- La Tex.- Fonts.- W3C.- Graphics formats.- Bitmap.- HTML.- Portable Document Format (PDF).- PostScript.- Ghostscript.- XML.- Summary.- 12. Programming Languages.- History.- C.- C++.- Intel/Linux Fortran compilers.- Java.- Practical extraction and report language (Perl).- 13. Miscellaneous.- Electronic mail email.- Linux as a platform for a Web server.- Database management.- High-performance computing.- 14. Resume.