Publisher: Wiley; Pap/Dvdr/C edition (December 14, 2009) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0470485051 | ISBN-13: 978-0470485057
The definitive guide to the basics of one of the most popular operating systems in the world:
Whether you're a first-time Linux user or you're migrating from another operating system, this book is an ideal introductory guide for getting comfortable with the building-block nature of Linux. Written by bestselling author Christopher Negus, this guide is packed with in-depth descriptions on the basics of Linux desktops, servers, and programming tools and gets you up to speed on all the new and exciting features of the newest version: Linux 2010. Negus walks you through transitioning from Windows or Mac and helps you find the Linux distribution that best meets your needs.
You'll explore more than 18 Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Knoppix, Gentoo, Mandriva, SLAX, and more. Plus, you'll discover how to set up secure, fully functioning Linux server systems and get up-to-date installation advice.
Getting off the Ground with Linux
Running a Linux Desktop
Learning System Administration Skills
Setting Up Linux Servers
Choosing and Installing Different Linux Distributions
Programming in Linux
Linux Bible 2010 Edition walks you through the details of the various Linux distributions and updates you on the latest networking, desktop, and server enhancements.
From the Back Cover
Voted one of the five "Favorite Linux Books of All Time" by readers of Linux Journal!
Try out 18 different Linux distributions to see which one is right for you.
Many Internet sites you visit or gadgets you use are run by Linux systems. Now you can try out Linux on your own PC! Run Linux live or install it side by side with your Windows® or Mac OS® system. This book includes step-by-step instructions and software to use Linux as a desktop, server, or programmer's workstation.
Move to software freedom and find the right Linux for your home, school, small business,
Install and use the latest Linux systems for desktops and servers
Access free and open source software for e-mail, Web browsing, and games
Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux
Set up your own print, file, e-mail, and Web servers
Get a stable and secure system using Linux firewall and security tools
Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools