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  • ISBN: 9780130327659
  • ISBN10: 0130327654

The Linux Book

by David Elboth

  • List Price: $34.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2001
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Practical guidance for every beginning- to intermediate-level Linux user and sysadminUser management, file systems, backup/restore, printing, and much more Linux networking and integration for Windows, Mac, and DOS systemsThe complete, vendor-neutral guide to installing, configuring, and running Linux!How do you find the right Linux book? They're either too technical, too superficial, or they cover the wrong distribution. Finally, there's a book that offers the perfect balance: "The Linux Book." It'll never insult your intelligence, nor will it make you wade through 1,000 pages of technical gibberish! You'll find the information you really need to install, configure, and maintain any current version of Linux (and integrate it seamlessly with your existing computers. If you don't need it, it's not here. If you do need it, it is. It's that simple! Step-by-step installation and configurationLinux files, directories, and file systemsSystem administration, from boot-up to backupManaging passwords and user accessRunning the X Window systemNetworking and integrating Windows, DOS, and Macintosh systemsFile and print sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Samba (smb)Shell scripting, system commands, kernel management, and much moreCost/benefit analysis connected to choosing Linux versus Windows"The Linux Book" even presents a chapter-length cost-benefit analysis for any organization considering Linux. Whether you plan to run your desktop or your entire network with Linux, you won't find a more useful, practical guide!
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