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Red Hat Linux Weekend Crash Course [Paperback]

Naba Barkakati , Kurt Wall


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15 Nov 2001 Weekend Crash Course
Learn Red Hat Linux fast! With Red Hat(r) Linux(r) 7.2 Weekend Crash Course, you can get up to speed on configuring and using the most popular Linux OS distribution available today –– in a single weekend!

Red Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course consists of 30 sessions that teach you the core concepts of the Red Hat Linux distribution over a weekend (from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon). Naturally, you can adapt the pace of your learning to whatever schedule meets your needs. Coverage crosses abroad range of topics, including: installing Linux; troubleshooting the installation; configuring the X Window System; ultimedia applications; monitoring system performance; and maintaining system security. This edition incorporates two new sessions: "Red Hat Linux Network" and "Learning More Linux and Bash Commands." Also, troubleshooting sections have been added at the end of most sessions that explain common problems that arise.

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Get Up to Speed on Red Hat Linux 7.2 – in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Red Hat Linux. The problem is, you′re not really up to speed. Maybe it′s been a while since you worked with Linux. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we′ve got a solution for you–Red Hat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you′ll be able to jump right in and install, use, and manage Red Hat Linux. It′s as simple as that. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
∗ Installing Red Hat Linux
∗ Troubleshooting the Red Hat Linux installation
∗ Test Driving Red Hat Linux
∗ Customizing the GNOME and KDE desktops
Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
∗ Exploring Linux Files and Directories
∗ Understanding the Shell
∗ Learning Linux Commands
∗ Editing Text Files in Red Hat Linux
∗ Learning More Linux and Bash Commands
∗ Performing Basic System Administration Tasks
Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
∗ Using Modems in Red Hat Linux
∗ Networking Your Red Hat Linux PC
∗ Connecting Your Red Hat Linux PC to the Internet
∗ Setting Up Internet Services
∗ Using Red Hat Linux as a Workgroup Server
∗ Accessing Windows and DOS Files from Red Hat Linux
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
∗ Working with Screen Savers and Playing Games
∗ Working with Multimedia Applications
∗ Working with the Office Tools in Red Hat Linux
∗ Using the Red Hat Network
Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
∗ Configuring the X Window System
∗ Understanding How Red Hat Linux Boots
∗ Installing Software Packages
∗ Building a New Kernel
∗ Scheduling Jobs in Red Hat Linux
∗ Backing Up and Restoring Files
Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
∗ Building Software Packages from Source Files
∗ Monitoring System Performance
∗ Maintaining System Security
∗ Getting Help from Available Resources
For more information on Hungry Minds, go to www.hungryminds.com 2 Bonus CD–ROMs Red Hat(r) Linux(r) 7.2 Publisher′s Edition, featuring:
∗ GNOME and KDE
∗ Linux Kernel plus Apache, Samba, and Netscape
∗ Assessment Test Software to help gauge your progress
∗ And much more!
System Requirements: Intel 486–compatible or higher PC with CD–ROM drive. A minimum of 800MB free hard drive space; 16MB RAM. See the "What′s on the CD–ROM" appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

About the Authors Naba Barkakati is an expert programmer and successful computer–book author who has experience in a wide variety of systems, ranging from MS–DOS and Windows to UNIX and the X Window System. Over the past 12 years, Naba has written 25 computer books on a number of topics ranging from C++ programming to Linux. He has authored several best–selling titles, such as The Waite Group′s Turbo C++ Bible, Object–Oriented Programming in C++, X Window System Programming, Visual C++ Developer′s Guide, and Borland C++ 4 Developer′s Guide. Naba′s most recent book is the best–selling Red Hat Linux 7.1 Secrets, also published by Hungry Minds. Naba lives in North Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Leha and their children Ivy, Emily, and Ashley. Kurt Wall has been using and programming Linux and UNIX since 1993. Kurt is the author of two editions of Linux Programming Unleashed and Linux Programming by Example. Additionally, he has contributed chapters to The Informix Handbook, The Linux Bible, and forthcoming titles on Linux clustering, Linux performance tuning and capacity planning, and Microsoft Access database development. Kurt is does the technical editor for a wide variety of Linux titles.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely frustrating 31 Aug 2002
By Carl R. Mousley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It seems as though this book was thrown together over a weekend. Errors and omissions make it frustrating to use in the extreme. I should have been warned by the text on the inside back page that says, "The CD-ROM ... contains a copy of Red Hat Linux 8.0...". It doesn't of course and the installation that does come - 7.2 seems incomplete. For example I was unable to load the Samba server off the disks and the text that dealt with the installation was completely inaccurate and unhelpfull.
This book is a waste of money - the official guide (downloadable free from Red Hat) is a better text and easier to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for begginers 16 Jun 2002
By "enygma22" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It says so in the cover, weekend crash course for beginners. Learn a lot from it, now the next step, the red hat bible.
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