Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

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9780764539909: Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

Red Hat Linux, with its splashy brand name and recognizable logo, is undeniably one of the driving forces behind the Linux revolution—and, by far, the most popular Linux flavor. It’s used by businesses, individuals, and governments world wide to cut costs, improve performance, and just plain get the work done. You can use it as a desktop workstation, a network server, an Internet gateway, a firewall, the basis of an embedded system (such as a smart VCR or a robot), or even as a multiprocessor supercomputer. And thanks to the thousands of people who continually refine different parts of Linux, Red Hat Linux keeps getting more flexible and robust with each new release.

Ready to put the power of the penguin in your PC? This handy plain-English guide to Red Hat Linux 9 shows you how—no experience required!  It gets you up and running with everything you need to know to:

  • Install, configure, customize, and fine-tune Red Hat Linux 9
  • Get connected to the Internet
  • Work with Word documents
  • Set up a Web server
  • Customize your own flexible, powerful workstation
  • Connect to a wireless network
  • Build a firewall

With world-renowned Linux expert and crusader Jon “maddog” Hall and Paul Sery as your guides, you’ll quickly master what you need to know about:

  • Connecting to the Internet via broadband DSL and cable modems or old-fashioned dial-up modems
  • Getting connected to your Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Building simple Internet and LAN services, including Web pages and print servers
  • Using Red Hat Linux to play CDs and MP3s and listen to radio stations
  • Using OpenOffice desktop productivity suite, Evolution desktop organizer/and email client, the streaming multimedia player, and other cool applications

On the 2 Bonus CD-ROMs you’ll find:

  • Publisher’s edition of Red Hat Linux 9
  • Apache Web Server
  • GNU compiler
  • GNOME and KDE Desktop

This amazing book/CD package is hands-down the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to put the full power of Linux to work for you.

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Install and configure Red Hat Linux 9 – no experience needed!

Interface with GNOME,TM connect to a wireless network, and build a firewall

Put the power of the penguin in your PC with this handy, plain-English guide to Red Hat Linux 9. In no time, you can have Red Hat Linux installed, get connected to the Internet, play media files, work with Word documents, set up a Web server, customize your own flexible, powerful workstation, and do it all for peanuts!

All this on 2 bonus CD-ROMs

  • Publisher’s Edition of Red Hat Linux 9
  • Includes Apache Web Server, GNU™ compiler, GNOME and KDE Desktop, and more!

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.

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