By Mark G. Sobell
Grasp the entire strategies you want to prevail with Fedora™ and purple Hat® company Linux®
In this booklet, one of many world’s major Linux specialists brings jointly the entire wisdom you want to grasp Fedora or crimson Hat firm Linux and be successful with it within the actual international. Best-selling writer Mark Sobell explains Linux in actual fact and successfully, targeting abilities you’ll really use as a person, programmer, or administrator. Now a fair extra flexible studying source, this variation provides ability pursuits initially of every chapter.
Sobell assumes no previous Linux wisdom. He starts off initially and walks you thru each subject and activity that concerns, utilizing easy-to-understand examples. step-by-step, you’ll how one can set up and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical person interface, offer file/print sharing, configure community servers, safe Linux pcs and networks, paintings with the command line, administer Linux successfully, or even automate management with Perl scripts.
Mark Sobell has taught thousands of Linux and UNIX pros. He is aware each Linux corner and cranny—and he by no means forgets what it’s wish to be new to Linux. no matter what you need to do with Linux—now or within the future—you’ll locate it the following.
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When the UNIX operating system The History of UNIX and GNU–Linux 3 became widely available in 1975, Bell Labs offered it to educational institutions at nominal cost. The schools, in turn, used it in their computer science programs, ensuring that computer science students became familiar with it. Because UNIX was such an advanced development system, the students became acclimated to a sophisticated programming environment. As these students graduated and went into industry, they expected to work in a similarly advanced environment.
These developments indicate that Linux is becoming mainstream and is respected as an attractive alternative to other popular operating systems. What Is So Good About Linux? 7 Peripherals Another aspect of Linux that appeals to users is the amazing range of peripherals that is supported and the speed with which support for new peripherals emerges. Linux often supports a peripheral or interface card before any company does. Unfortunately some types of peripherals—particularly proprietary graphics cards—lag in their support because the manufacturers do not release specifications or source code for drivers in a timely manner, if at all.
Xlviii Preface Part II Part II, “Getting Started with Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” familiarizes you with Fedora/RHEL, covering logging in, the GUI, utilities, the filesystem, and the shell. Chapter 4 introduces desktop features, including the panels and the Main menu; explains how to use the Nautilus File Browser to manage files, run programs, and connect to FTP and HTTP servers; covers finding documentation, dealing with login problems, and using the window manager; and presents some suggestions on where to find documentation, including manuals, tutorials, software notes, and HOWTOs.