Patrick Regan Linux

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This textbook, with its building-block approach, provides comprehensive coverage of basic, advanced, and server topics, including: *Linux installation *Running the command interface and the X Window (GUI) interface *Kernel and boot manager *Networking services Readers with a basic understanding of a GUI interface operating system and of a command prompt operating system will benefit from this text. Key features of this text include: *End-of-section Questions guide your study and help prepare you for Linux certifications, such as Comptia's Linux+ exam and the LPI Linux exams. *Hands-0n Exercises facilitate learning and retention. *Exercises throughout the text are written for Mandrake Linux 9.1, which is found in the accompanying CDs.

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About the Author:

Patrick Regan has not only been a PC technician and network administrator/engineer for the last 12 years, but has also taught many computer and networking technology classes at Sacramento local colleges (Heald Colleges and Institute of Technology), and has done a lot of formal and informal training while an IT administrator (Heald Colleges) and a product support engineer for Intel's Customer Service and participated in and led many projects (Heald Colleges and Intel). For his teaching accomplishments, he has received the Teacher of the Year award from Heald Colleges and has received several recognition awards from Intel. He currently holds many certifications including Microsoft's MCSE, MCSA and MCT; COMPTIA's A+, Network+, Server+, Linux+, Security+ and CTT+; Cisco's CCNA; and Novell's CNE and CNT.

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Linux is becoming more popular as an alternative to the Microsoft operating systems. In addition, Linux makes a powerful server. Chances are, though, that since you are probably already familiar with Microsoft Windows, you will find Linux a little strange. But after reading this book, you will find it strange no more. This book assumes that you have a basic understanding of GUI operating systems and a little understanding of command prompt operating systems.

This book starts by explaining what Linux is and how to install it. Next, before getting into the complexities related to Linux, it explains how to run both the command interface and the X Window (GUI) interfaces. Then it homes in on the nuts and bolts of Linux by going over the kernel, the boot manager, and many of the other things that make Linux what it is today. The last part of the book focuses on the common networking services such as installing a web server or email server, establishing file and print sharing, or enabling DNS or DHCP services.

Each chapter begins with basic concepts and ends with questions. In addition, hands-on exercises to reinforce basic skills and troubleshooting practices are included. Important websites that will allow you to go beyond the book and to help find more information when you encounter problems are also listed.

While the book covers Linux in general with a little bit more emphasis on Red Hat Linux, it shows you how to install Red Hat, SuSE and Debian Linux; discusses a wide range of programs; and provides hands-on exercises with Mandrake Linux. By the time you are done with this book, you should be able to use any Linux distribution and be able to adapt to it as Linux gets better and better.

As you go through the book, you will notice that a lot of information is repeated. This allows the chapters to be taught out of order and helps to complete the overall picture. In addition, I have found that the best way to teach this material is to repeat the information several times and combine it with hands-on exercises.

For those of you who want to pursue the COMPTIA's Linux+ exam, this book covers everything that is Linux-related. If you decide to take the Linux+ exam, I recommend that you also take the A+ exam because both exams cover a lot of PC-related items such as installing, configuring and troubleshooting common PC components (e.g.; hard drives and motherboards). For more information about the COMPTIA's Linux exam, please visit the following websites:

  • http://www.comptia.org/certification/linuxplus/index.htm
  • http://www.comptia.org/certification/linuxplus/all_about_linuxplus.htm

About the CDs

This book includes Mandrake Linux 9.1, which comes on three CDs. As you use Mandrake Linux, you will find that it is one of the best distributions available. The installation procedures are shown in the exercises in Chapter 2 and exercises throughout the book are written for Mandrake Linux 9.1. These CDs are the same as the downloaded version available from Mandrake, and Mandrake or Prentice Hall are not providing any technical support for these CDs. For more information about acquiring copies of Linux and the GPL license that accompanies Linux, see Chapter 2 or visit the Mandrake Software websites (http://www.mandrakesoft.com or http://www.mandrakelinux.com).

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