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Red Hat Linux 7.3 For Dummies

by: Jon 'maddog' Hall, Paul G. Sery

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons,Jun-2002

Category: LINUX Level:

ISBN: 0764515454
ISBN13: 9780764515453

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Covers the essentials first-time Red Hat Linux users need to know about installing and using Red Hat on their desktop. Topics include preparing your PC for Linux, installing, connecting to a network or the Internet, working with the GNOME interface, playing media files, and working with the file system.

New to this edition: Brand new chapters covering security configuration, security vulnerabilities and solutions, firewalls, and connecting to the Internet with a DSL modem.

Series features: Includes the simple and fun reference style that has made the For Dummies series a favorite for over 200,000 first-time Linux users.


The two CDs included with this book contain the full GNU public release of Red Hat Linux 7.3.

Table of Contents


Part I: Installing Red Hat Linux.

  Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner . . . a Penguin?

  Chapter 2: Preparing Your Hard Drive for Red Hat Linux.

  Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!

  Chapter 4: Getting to Know Red Hat Linux.

  Part II: Got Net?

  Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet with a Dial-up Modem.

  Chapter 6: Broadband Rocks!

  Chapter 7: Connect Locally, Browse Globally: Connecting to a Local Area Network (LAN).

  Chapter 8: Fire, Fire, Heh, Heh, Firewalls Are Cool.

  Chapter 9: Surfing the Web and Managing E-Mail with Mozilla.

  Part III: Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!

  Chapter 10: Gnowing GNOME.

  Chapter 11: Gnowing More Applications.

  Chapter 12: Configuring Your Red Hat Linux Sound System.

  Chapter 13: Using Streaming Media and RealPlayer.

  Chapter 14: Using Desktop Productivity Tools.

  Part IV: Revenge of the Nerds.

  Chapter 15: Bashing Your Shell.

  Chapter 16: Filing Your Life Away.

  Chapter 17: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Red Hat Linux File System.

  Chapter 18: Revving Up RPM.

  Chapter 19: Bringing In the Red Hat Repairman: Troubleshooting Your Network.

  Chapter 20: Configuring X.

  Part V: The Part of Tens.

  Chapter 21: Ten Sources of Help.

  Chapter 22: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.

  Chapter 23: Ten Security Vulnerabilities.

  Part VI: The Appendixes.

  Appendix A: Discovering Your Hardware.

  Appendix B: Installing Red Hat Linux in Text Mode (The Ugly Way).

  Appendix C: vi Me.

  Appendix D: Diggin' Them Linux Man Pages.

  Appendix E: About the CD-ROMs.


  GNU License Agreement.

  Installation Instructions.

  Jon 'maddog' Hall is Executive Director of Linux International.

Paul G. Sery works at Sandia National Laboratories and is the author of several books on Linux.