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Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672315262

ISBN-13: 9780672315268

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Bill Ball

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Aimed at first-time Linux installers, this book discusses topics such as how to log in, how to customise the environment, basic shell programming using bash, how to read mail and send a reply, how to fax graphics and text, and file translation formats.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 6/16/1999
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Introduction
Installation and Configuration
Preparing to Install Linux
What is Linux?
What is OpenLinux?
What Equipment is Required?
What Equipment is Supported?
What Equipment Doesn't Work?
What Equipment Do I Have?
How Do I Plan for the Installation?
Planning Your Boot Process
Preparing Your Hand Drive
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Installing Linux
Beginning the Installation
Finishing Your Linux Installation
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Post-Installation Issues
The X Window System
Configuring Sound for OpenLinux
Enabling PCMCIA Cards
Configuring Network Information with COAS
Using an Iomega Zip Drive with OpenLinux
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Learning Linux Basics
Reading and Navigation Commands
Getting Help with the man Command
Navigating and Searching the File System
Reading Directories and Files
Reading the Beginning or End of Files with the head and tail Commands
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Manipulation and Searching Commands
Manipulating Files or Directories
Searching Files
Compressing and Uncompressing Files
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Using the Shell
What is a Shell?
What Shells are Available?
Understanding the Shell Command Line
Building Shell Scripts
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Using the X Window System
Starting X
X11 Window Managers
X11 Terminal Programs
Learning X11 Basic Operations
Exploring X11 Programs
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Exploring the K Desktop Environment
Starting KDE
Features of the KDE Desktop
Configuring KDE with the KDE Control Center
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Connecting to the Outside World
Using Communications Programs
Setting Up and Testing Your Modem
Dialing Out with Communications Programs
Sending and Receiving Faxes
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Connecting to the Internet
Hardware You Need
Linux Software You Need
Information You Need from Your ISP
Setting Up a PPP Connection Manually
Manually Starting and Stopping PPP Connections
Configuring a PPP Connection with kppp
Configuring a PPP Connection with xisp
Checking the Connection
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Configuring Internet Email
Setting Up and Getting Your Email
Sending Mail with Mail Programs
Configuring procmail and Writing Recipes to Fight Spam
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Configuring Internet News
Reading Usenet News with the tin Newsreader
Reading Usenet News with the slrn Newsreader
Reading Usenet News with the krn Client
Reading Usenet News with Netscape Discussions
Before Posting to a Usenet Group
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Internet Downloading and Browsing
Using File Transfer Protocol Programs to Get Files
Browsing the World Wide Web with Linux Browsers
Chatting with Internet Relay Chat
Installing and Configuring AOL Instant Messenger
Connecting with Other Computers with the telnet Command
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Using Linux Productively
Text Processing
Word Processors in the Linux Environment
Spell Checking Your Documents
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Preparing Documents
Formatting Text
Printing Text Documents
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Graphics Tools
Understand Linux Graphics File Formats
Converting and Viewing Graphics
A Word About Digital Cameras and Scanners
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Learning Math and Financial Tools
Calculators
Spreadsheets
Using gnuplot to Graph Mathematical Formulas
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Personal Productivity Tools
Scheduling Personal Reminders and Tasks with the at Command
Scheduling Regular Reminders with the crontab Command
Creating Appointment Reminders with the X11 ical Client
Checking the Calendar and Keeping Appointments with emacs
Setting Alarms with the knotes Client
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Home Office Management with StarOffice
Installing and Configuring StarOffice
Using StarOffice
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Relaxation and Playing Linux Games
Playing Music CDs with the kscd and xplaycd Clients
Games for the Console
Games for the X Window System
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Administering Your System
Basic System Administration
Running as the root Operator with the su Command
Getting Disk Space Information
Getting Memory Information
Getting System Load Information with the top and xload Commands
Managing User Access
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Handling Files and Your File system
How OpenLinux Is Organized
Using the mount Command to Access Other Filesystems
Understanding the Filesystem Table, /etc/fstab
Formatting a Floppy
Formatting Floppies with the KFloppy Client
The mtools Package
Managing File Ownership and Permissions
Changing File Permissions with the chmod Command
Changing File Ownership with the chown Command
Changing Groups and Ownerships with the chgrp and newgrp Commands
Managing Linux Software with rpm, lisa, and kpackage
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Backing Up and Restoring Your System
Considerations Before Performing Backups and Restores
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Using Scheduling to Automate System Management
Using the cron Daemon
Managing User Scheduling with the atrun Command
Summary
QandA
Exercises
Index