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Red Hat Linux 7 for dummies
Hall, Jon, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 3 computer optical discs (4 3/4 in.).
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Includes index.

Perforated tear out "cheat sheet" at beginning of book.
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QA76.76.O63 H3425 2001 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Take control of Red Hat, the most popular Linux distribution available today! Save time by quickly finding what you need to know to get the most out of Red Hat with this classic book, updated for the newest software. New users will find Red Hat Linux 7 For Dummies a must-read.

Author Notes

Jon "maddog" Hall is the author of Linux For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and a frequent speaker at Linux conferences. Paul G. Sery works at the Sandia National Laboratory and is the author of several books on Linux.

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 Dialup Modem
Chapter 6 Connecting Red Hat Linux to a Local Area Network (LAN)
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web and Managing E-Mail with Netscape Communicator
Part III Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!
Chapter 8 Gnowing GNOME
Chapter 9 Gnowing More Graphical Stuff
Chapter 10 Configuring Your Red Hat Linux Sound System
Chapter 11 Screaming About Streaming Media and RealPlayer 7
Chapter 12 Using Red Hat Linux Desktop Productivity Tools
Part IV Revenge of the Nerds
Chapter 13 Filing Your Life Away
Chapter 14 Bashing Your Shell
Chapter 15 Becoming a Suit: Managing the Red Hat Linux File System
Chapter 16 Revving Up the RPM
Chapter 17 Scripting Your Act
Chapter 18 Bringing in the Red Hat Repair Man: Troubleshooting Your Network
Chapter 19 Configuring X
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 20 Ten Sources of Help
Chapter 21 Ten Problem Areas and Solutions
Part VI Appendixes
AppendixA Discovering Your Hardware
AppendixB Installing Red Hat Linux in Text Mode (The Ugly Way)
AppendixC vi Me
AppendixD Diggin' Them Linux man Pages
AppendixE About the CD-ROMs
GNU General Public License
Installation Instructions
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