You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or
you may have been using Linux for years and need to know
more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP
server. Running Linux, now in its fifth
edition, is the book you'll want on hand in either case.
Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate
getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the
questions and tackles the configuration issues that
frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other
This fifth edition of Running Linux is
greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating
system and the teeming wealth of software available for it.
Hot consumer topics such
as audio and video playback applications, groupware
functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with
the basics in configuration and management that always have
made the book popular.
Running Linux covers basic
communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant
messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network
configuration--including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems--in
case you need to set up your network manually. The book
make you proficient on office suites and personal
productivity applications--and also tells you what
programming tools are available if you're interested in
contributing to these applications.
Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted
email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote
login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package
management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have
also been updated.
The authors of Running Linux have
anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular
solutions, and provided clear instructions to ensure that
you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The
discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice
users, while still providing the additional information
experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of
Whether you're using Linux on a home workstation or
maintaining a network server, Running
Linux will provide expert advice just when you