Linux All-in-one for Dummies, by Dulaney, Emmett
- ISBN: 9781118844359 | 1118844351
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/8/2014
What the book covers: Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition, consists of eight minibooks with beginning to intermediate-level material on important aspects of Linux. The minibooks are titled:
Book I: Linux Basics - Discusses the realtive strengths, weaknesses, and implementation of popular distributions of Linux, including Arch, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, TAILS, and Ubuntu, as well as how to download and install from your hard drive, from a Live CD, or from a flash drive. Then it provides information on installing and configuring peripherals, updating software packages, and more. Finally, find out how to work with the Linux shell and use basic Linux commands.
Book II: Interacting with Linux - Takes a look at Linux graphical user interfaces (Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, and KDE, then turns to interacting with Linux via shell commands and bash. Next you work on navigating the Linux file system to work with folders, permissions and files, and then get the lowdown on working with the ed and vim text editors.
Book III: Networking - Covers connecting to the Internet, including via the use of virtual machines, setting up a local area network (including a primer on TCP/IP), setting up a wireless network and wireless security, and managing a local area network usings configuration tools and files.
Book IV: Internet Services - Covers browsing the web securely and anomymously, reading Newsgroups and RSS feeds, using FTP, Hosting a web server with Apache, managing mail and news servers, and managing DNS.
Book V: Administration - Moves from basic system administration through managing users and groups, to managing the file system and finally, setting up and managing Samba and NFS.
Book VI: Security - Covers the Linux security model, ensuring that your server is secure, and conducting vulnerability testing and computer security audits.
Book VII: Scripting - Begins with introductory shell scripting and then continues on to advanced shell scripting and ends with programming and compiling on Linux with the GCC compiler using C, Perl, Python, and PHP.
Book VIII: Linux Certification - Begins with Linux Essentials - what you need to know from the book to pass the exam and then explains the CompTIA Linux+ by LPI and other Linux certifications.
Series features: Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition, is written in the friendly, humorous, and easy-to-understand style that is the hallmark of the For Dummies brand.