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Learning Red Hat Enterprise Linux & Fedora, 4th Edition
By Bill McCarty
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: April 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00589-X
Pages: 352

      Organization of This Book
      Sources of Information
      Conventions Used in This Book
      How to Contact Us
      Chapter 1.  Why Run Linux?
      Section 1.1.  Why Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora?
      Section 1.2.  What Is Linux?
      Section 1.3.  Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
      Chapter 2.  Preparing to Install Linux
      Section 2.1.  Minimum Hardware Requirements
      Section 2.2.  Collecting Information About Your System
      Section 2.3.  Preparing Your Hard Disk
      Chapter 3.  Installing Linux
      Section 3.1.  Installing the Operating System and Applications
      Section 3.2.  Start the Installation
      Section 3.3.  The Firstboot Service
      Section 3.4.  Logging into the Desktop
      Section 3.5.  Getting Help
      Chapter 4.  How Linux Works
      Section 4.1.  User Accounts
      Section 4.2.  How Linux Organizes Data
      Section 4.3.  Using X
      Chapter 5.  Using the GNOME and KDE Desktops
      Section 5.1.  Using the GNOME Desktop
      Section 5.2.  Using the KDE Desktop
      Chapter 6.  Using Linux Applications
      Section 6.1.
      Section 6.2.  Evolution
      Section 6.3.  Pilot/Handspring Tool
      Section 6.4.  CD Creator
      Chapter 7.  Conquering the bash Shell
      Section 7.1.  Issuing Shell Commands
      Section 7.2.  Working with the Linux Command Prompt
      Section 7.3.  Useful Linux Programs
      Chapter 8.  Installing Software Using the RPM Package Manager
      Section 8.1.  The Package Management Tool
      Section 8.2.  The redhat-install-packages Command
      Section 8.3.  The rpm Command
      Section 8.4.  Querying the RPM Database
      Section 8.5.  Installing a Package
      Section 8.6.  Uninstalling a Package
      Section 8.7.  Updating a Package
      Section 8.8.  Freshening a Package
      Section 8.9.  Advanced RPM Techniques
      Section 8.10.  Keeping Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Up to Date
      Section 8.11.  Keeping Your Fedora Core System Up to Date
      Chapter 9.  Configuring and Administering Linux
      Section 9.1.  Configuring Your System by Using the System Settings Menu
      Section 9.2.  Administering Your System by Using the System Tools Menu
      Section 9.3.  Controlling Services by Using the Server Settings Menu
      Chapter 10.  Connecting to the Internet
      Section 10.1.  Networking Overview
      Section 10.2.  Configuring an Internet Connection
      Section 10.3.  The Mozilla Web Browser
      Section 10.4.  gFTP FTP Client
      Section 10.5.  Using wvdial
      Section 10.6.  Configuring Linux to Use a Cable or DSL Modem
      Chapter 11.  Setting Up Network Services
      Section 11.1.  Configuring Hosts
      Section 11.2.  Samba
      Section 11.3.  Running Apache
      Section 11.4.  The Secure Shell
      Section 11.5.  Implementing a Basic Firewall
      Section 11.6.  Checking Your Security by Using Nmap
      Section 11.7.  Network Security Tips
      Chapter 12.  Advanced Shell Usage and Shell Scripts
      Section 12.1.  The Power of the Unix Shell
      Section 12.2.  Filename Globbing
      Section 12.3.  Shell Aliases
      Section 12.4.  Using Virtual Consoles
      Section 12.5.  X and the Shell
      Section 12.6.  Shell Scripts
      Section 12.7.  Understanding Shell Scripts
      Appendix A.  Linux Directory Tree
      Appendix B.  Principal Linux Files
      Appendix C.  Managing the Boot Process
      Section C.1.  Booting Linux
      Section C.2.  Boot Floppies
      Section C.3.  The GRUB Loader
      Section C.4.  Boot Parameters
      Appendix D.  Linux Command Quick Reference
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