The Linux Book
- Practical guidance for every beginning- to intermediate-level Linux user and sysadmin
- User management, file systems, backup/restore, printing, and much more
- Linux networking and integration for Windows, Mac, and DOS systems
The 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 configuration
- Linux files, directories, and file systems
- System administration, from boot-up to backup
- Managing passwords and user access
- Running the X Window system
- Networking and integrating Windows, DOS, and Macintosh systems
- File and print sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Samba (smb)
- Shell scripting, system commands, kernel management, and much more
- Cost/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!