You may be contemplating your first Linuxinstallation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know moreabout adding a network printer or configuring Linux for ADSL. RunningLinux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you’ll want on hand ineither case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimategetting-started and prob¬lem-solving book, it answers the questions and tacklesconfiguration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed inother books.
Thisfifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflectingthe maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of softwareavailable for it. Hot consumer topics such as audio and video playbackapplications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, alongwith the basics in configuration and management that have always made the bookpopular.
RunningLinux covers basic communications such asmail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtletiesof network configuration—including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems—in case youneed to set up your network manually. The book makes you proficient on officesuites and personal productivity applications—and also tells you whatprogramming tools are available if you’re interested in contributing to theseapplications.
Othernew topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and file systems,advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussionson booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration havealso been updated.
Theauthors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas,selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear discussions andinstructions to ensure that you’ll have a satisfying experience using Linux.The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users, while stillproviding the addi¬tional information experienced users will need to progressin their mastery of Linux.
Whetheryou’re using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, RunningLinuxwill provide expert advice just when you need it.