Linux All-in-One For Dummies Paperback – 10 Sep 2010
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From the Back Cover
New to Linux? Get started now — this handy how–to guide makes learning Linux easy! No doubt about it, Linux is cool — and free! You can use it to set up a Web server or rejuvenate an old computer. Or use Linux as your desktop OS along with great applications such as OpenOffice.org. This ready reference gives you everything you need to know about installing, configuring, and using Linux, while the DVD gives you five Linux flavors to sample. It′s a do–it–yourself thing — learn the essentials of installing and using Linux by checking out Books I and II All about access — connect to the Internet, configure and manage TCP/IP networks, and set up e–mail, newsgroups, and Web surfing Administrative stuff — manage user accounts, install applications, work with peripherals, and upgrade or customize the Linux kernel Safety first — secure the network and the host, and perform regular security audits Serve it up — configure an Apache Web server, set up an FTP server or a Windows® server, and explore Linux programming Open the book and find: Help navigating the GNOME® and KDE® desktops Linux troubleshooting tips How to set up a LAN Secrets of using Linux to send instant messages and e–mail System administration basics Advice on securing Linux How to run mail, news, and FTP servers All about shell scripting Bonus DVD Includes ISO image files for five major Linux distributions you can try: Ubuntu Desktop, OpenSUSE, Mint 8, Fedora 12, and Mandriva Linux 2010 Complete instructions for installing and using each distribution Please see the DVD appendix for complete system requirements.
About the Author
Emmett Dulaney has written more than 30 technology books, among them the popular CompTIA Security+ Study Guide . He is an instructor at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, and is the former director of training for Mercury Technical Solutions.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is a great deal of information in this book. It's easy to work with around but it can be hard work sometimes. However, in its defence all you ever want to know is there with examples and tips. Maybe try a smaller intoductory book first if you are new to Linux before buying this one. I have found it very useful overall espechially the networking part. I think the book tries to do too much in one volume and the long winded explanations can be tedious (16/07/12 now with hind sight they do help with the very technical stuff like secutrity issues) but stick with it and it will get you there.
After 6 months using the book - update 16/07/12
It's saved my system from problems many times. I now use it as a reference book when I need to find something out, so far it has always had the answers so I have upped my star rating to 4 stars. The index is brilliant and cross references the many sections in the book. I still think the layout could be improved but that's my own opinion after growing up with UNIX books.Read more ›
Mr Dulaney goes on far too much about the Command line rather than the Graphics Desktop which is more familiar to Linux Newbies.
If you are an absolutely novice then a better book would be in my opinion Mike McGrath's "Linux in Easy Steps" and available from Amazon at the bargain price of £8.99.
This book offers simple explanations and initial guidance on most basic subjects. And for this it is well-written, easy to read, engaging and fan to follow book. It is nether a comprehensive Linux reference, nor a training guide. It is easy reading introduction to Linux. If you need training, I can recommend exceptional Learn Linux Complete for a Beginner Video Training and Four Certification Exams Bundle, Fedora Edition. 8-disk DVD Set, Ed.2011
I was using it myself, and you can read my review on it there. However if you want satisfying your general interest to Linux, without dedicating too much time to it, this is the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good introduction to Linux. I don't think I would have got very far without it.Published 23 days ago by J C.
Chose 3* because it reads a bit too complicated for me . . I like nice colour photo descriptions. Might be OK for nerds but not for me.Published on 28 Mar. 2014 by Andreos Greco
For a used book it was in excellent condition. A very comprehensive book, actually three books in one, the CD was also included. Just what I wanted!Published on 13 Sept. 2013 by Peter J. Morrison