Discover Linux 1st Edition.
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In Discover Linux, Unix guru Steve Oualline shows you how to install Linux on your PC, either as your only operating system or as a partition separate from an MS-DOS partition. He shows you in detail how to get your Linux configuration right the first time, whatever your hardware setup. Plus, Discover Linux covers all the essential Linux topics, including:
Using the variety of games -- including multiplayer network games -- that come with Linux Putting Linux to work in your office, where it can serve as a robust, flexible server Taking advantage of Linux's great programming and multimedia tools Fine-tuning Linux for optimal performance Plus, Discover Linux comes complete with a bonus CD-ROM containing valuable software and resources such as:
The Red Hat 4.2 distribution of Linux Apache and other World Wide Web server software for Windows 95 and Novell networks The GNU C++ compiler along with other programming tools Sun's Java Development Kit (JDK) Firewall utilities Multimedia authoring applications And, like all the titles in our Discover series, Discover Linux features the 6-Point Advantage:
Color Tear-Out Card -- Key information and shortcuts that get you up to speed fast Discovery Center -- Quick summaries of the chapters' major points collected at the back of the book Real-Life Vignettes -- Winning stories on how real people use technology to improve their lives Visual Index -- Convenient picture maps direct you to the features you're looking for Web Path -- Handy references to feature- or topic-related Web sites Bonus Section -- Added-value tips and timesaving techniques at the end of each chapter
The best part of Discover Linux is the beginning, which contains a guide to installing the operating system and configuring it for your purposes. The book also has a good discussion of backup procedures and of how to get help from Linux's online resources. The back of the book includes a minimalist command reference and the Discover series' characteristic "Visual Index," which explains how to use graphical interface elements. The companion CD-ROM includes Red Hat Linux 4.2, a newly obsolete version of Linux that this and other books are still distributing.
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- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Inc; 1st Edition. (November 1, 1997)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 431 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0764531050
- ISBN-13 : 978-0764531057
- Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
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The sidebars are enjoyable to read, and, unlike many Linux books, this book is concise without drowning you with details, nor is it a commercial publication of the online documentation.