Red Hat® Linux® 8: The Complete Reference DVD Edition

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9780072226461: Red Hat® Linux® 8: The Complete Reference DVD Edition

This is the single most comprehensive Red Hat Linux resource available. Moreover, Osborne is the only publisher to feature this information -- including all material from Red Hat's 5 CDs -- exclusively on one DVD. You'll learn how to install, configure, and manage Red Hat 8, plus get full coverage of the new KDE and Gnome environment, and much more.

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This guide takes the reader through how to install, configure and manage Red Hat 8. Each section focuses on the different ways Red Hat presents its distribution: as a desktop workstation, network workstation, server, and development platform.

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The Ultimate In-Depth Linux Resource!

Entire Red Hat Linux 8 distribution (6 CD-ROMs) on DVD!

Maximize the powerful capabilities of Red Hat Linux using this comprehensive and up-to-date reference. You'll find detailed coverage of everything from installation and configuration to system administration and server management. Chapters include full coverage of system, network, security, and server setup tasks as well as discussions of GUI interfaces (Bluecurve, Gnome, and KDE), security concerns, TCP/IP network configuration, Internet tools, and software management. And, the enclosed DVD contains more than 1,500 applications and corresponding source code for the entire Red Hat Linux 8 distribution--normally available on 6 CD-ROMs. For anyone wanting to learn to install, administer, or program using the latest Linux platform, this is your one-stop guide.

  • Install, use, and manage Red Hat 8
  • Master Bluecurve, KDE 3.x, Gnome 2.x, office and multimedia applications (OpenOffice, KOffice, and Gnome Office)
  • Learn to use the shell, file systems, and Internet clients including mail, ftp, news, and Web tools
  • Set up and manage servers--wu-ftpd, vsftpd, and ProFTP (FTP), Apache (Web), Sendmail and Postfix (mail), Squid (proxy), LPRng and CUPS (print), and HTDig (search), SAMBA and NFS (file), NIS and BIND (DNS), and DHCP
  • Use the complete suite of Red Hat system and network administration tools
  • Manage users, services, CD and DVD writers, journaling file systems, RAID devices, and printers (remote and local)
  • Reconfigure the kernel and its modules
  • Ensure system and network security using packet filtering (firewalls), authentication, digital signatures, intrusion detection, and encryption methods
  • Deploy powerful desktop, office, database, graphic, editing, and Internet applications

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