From the Back Cover
If Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 can do it, you can do it too ...
Debian is a complex project, but this comprehensive referencewill guide you through the process of setting up, using, andadministering a Debian GNU/Linux system. This book teaches you thecommands, configuration setups, and best practices to use Debianproductively on the desktop, Internet, and intranet servers. You'lllearn about the thousands of software packages available forDebian, and how to create your own packages and make them availablefor other Debian users.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Debian GNU/Linux3.1
- Understand the features that make Debian unique among Linuxdistributions
- Install Debian, use the shell and filesystem, and install andmanage software packages
- Understand basic Debian system administration includingmanaging user access, performing backups, and securing yoursystem
- Run Debian using the KDE and GNOME desktop environments
- Configure graphics and sound, play games, and handle Internet,desktop publishing, and multimedia applications
- Provide Internet services on a home or corporate network,including e-mail, FTP, and Web servers
- Set up an intranet and manage file, print, and databaseservices
- Use a Secure Shell connection to access your Debian systemremotely
- Use the Debian platform for software development and understandDebian policy, the New Maintainer process, and packagingfundamentals
About the Author
Benjamin Mako Hill
is an intellectual property researcherand activist and a professional Free/Open Source Software (FOSS)advocate, developer, and consultant. He is an active participant inthe Debian Project in both technical and nontechnical roles, and isa founder of Debian-Nonprofit and several other Free Softwareprojects. He is the author of the Free Software ProjectManagement HOWTO
and many published works on Free and OpenSource Software in addition to academic and nonacademic work inboth technical and nontechnical fields. He is currently workingfull time for Canonical Ltd. on Ubuntu, a Debian-baseddistribution.
David B. Harris is a professional systems administratorwho works with Debian systems daily. He is an active and recognizedmember of the Debian community, where he maintains a number ofDebian components. David also serves as the point of first contactfor numerous Debian users and developers, and is known forproviding excellent personalized technical support. Aside fromDebian, he manages all the technical aspects of the Open and FreeTechnology Community, a group formed early in 2000 to provideservices to Open Source projects.
Jaldhar Vyas is a 34-year-old Hindu priest and consultantspecializing in Perl and Linux who lives in Jersey City, NewJersey, with his wife Jyoti, daughter Shailaja, and son Nilagriva.Jaldhar has been a Debian developer for eight years and a Linuxuser for 10. His current major area of interest is Debian-IN,subproject to improve Debian’s support of Indian-languagespeakers.