- Shows first-time Linux users how to install and use the latest version of the world’s most popular Linux distribution, Red Hat
- Updated to cover the latest features in the Fall 2003 Red Hat release
- Gives readers the lowdown on navigating the GNOME graphical user interfaces, working with the OpenOffice.org Desktop Productivity Suite, connecting to the Internet with DSL or cable, setting up a firewall, and more, in a friendly, easy-to-understand style
- Contains new chapters on using the WINE system to execute Windows applications under Linux and creating a streaming audio server–plus new coverage of using Mozilla to access e-mail and configuring virtual private networks
- Includes the Red Hat Linux Fedora Publisher’s Edition on one DVD
About the Author
Jon 'maddog' Hall (Amherst, NH) is Executive Director of Linux International. Mr. Hall is a world-renowned Linux Evangelist and the author of the first two editions of Linux For Dummies as well as other For Dummies books on SuSE and TurboLinux.
Paul G. Sery (Albuquerque, NM) works in the Special Projects Group of the Sandia National Laboratories. He assists in the operation and management of the Computer Science Research Institute Network. He is the author of the Red Hat Linux Network Toolkit and the co-author of Red Hat Linux Internet Server, TurboLinux For Dummies, and Red Hat Linux in Small Business.
Table of Contents
Part I: Installing Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner . . . a Penguin?
Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!
Chapter 4: Getting Red Hat Linux.
Part II: Got Net?
Chapter 5: Dial-Up Modems Still Get the Job Done.
Chapter 6: Broadband Rocks!
Chapter 7: Connect Locally, Communicate Globally: Connecting to a LAN.
Chapter 8: Only You Can Prevent Network Break-Ins.
Part III: Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!
Chapter 9: Gnowing GNOME.
Chapter 10: Gnowing More Applications.
Chapter 11: Surfin’ the Net and Groovin’ to Tunes.
Chapter 12: Live from the Net.
Chapter 13: Going to the Office.
Chapter 14: Days of Wine and Applications.
Part IV: Revenge of the Nerds.
Chapter 15: Building Your Own, Private Network.
Chapter 16: Creating Basic Linux Network Services.
Chapter 17: Securing Your Future.
Chapter 18: Bringing In the Red Hat Linux Repair Man.
Chapter 19: Building a Streaming Audio Server.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.
Chapter 21: Ten Security Vulnerabilities.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Red Hat Linux Administration Utilities.
Appendix B: Discovering Your Hardware.
Appendix C: Filing Your Life Away.
Appendix D: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Red Hat Linux File System.
Appendix E: Revving Up RPM.
Appendix F: About the DVD-ROM.
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