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Linux Weekend Crash Course

1.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 078-5555076808
ISBN-10: 0764535935
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From the Back Cover

Get Up to Speed on Linux(r) - in a Weekend! The big day is Monday. The day you get to show off what you know about Linux. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you worked with Linux. Or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you - Linux Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to jump right in and put Linux to work. It's as simple as that. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Getting Ready to Install Linux
* Partitioning the Hard Drive
* Installing Linux
* Running Linux for the First Time
Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Configuring the X Window System
* Installing a Printer
* Linux File and Directory Structure
* The Command Shell
* Linux Commands
* Linux Text Editors
Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Configuring a Modem
* Connecting to the Internet
* Setting Up Internet Services
* Networking in Linux
* Setting Up a Workgroup Server
* Accessing Windows and DOS Files
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Customizing the GNOME and KDE Desktops
* Screen Savers and Playing Games
* Multimedia Applications
* GNOME and KDE Office Tools
Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Understanding How Linux Boots
* Building Software Packages from Source Files
* Installing Software Packages
* Building a New Kernel
* Scheduling Jobs in Linux
* Backing Up and Restoring Files
Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Performing Basic System-Administration Tasks
* Monitoring System Performance
* Maintaining System Security
* Getting Help from Available Resources
For more information on Hungry Minds, go to www.hungryminds.com 2 CD-ROMs Include: Red Hat(r) Linux 7.1 Publisher's Edition, featuring:
* Networking tools
* Internet applications
* GIMP and other graphics software
* Emacs and other text editors
* And much more
Assessment Test Software System Requirements: Intel 486-compatible or higher PC with hard drive, CD-ROM drive, and 3 1/2 floppy drives. See the About the CD-ROMs appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

About the Author Naba Barkakati is an expert programmer and a successful computer-book author who has experience in a wide variety of systems ranging from MS-DOS and Windows to UNIX and the X Window System. He bought his first personal computer - an IBM PC-AT - in 1984 after graduating with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. White pursuing a full-time career in engineering, Naba dreamed of writing software for the emerging PC software market. As tuck would have it, instead of building a software empire like Microsoft, he ended up writing successful computer books. Over the past 12 years, Naba has produced 25 computer books on topics ranging from C++ programming to Linux. He has written several best-selling titles, such as The Waite Group's Turbo C++ Bible, Object-Oriented Programming in C++, X Window System Programming, Visual C++ Developer's Guide, and Borland C++ 4 Developer's Guide. His books have been translated into many languages: Spanish, French, German, Polish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Naba's most recent books are the best-selling Red Hat Linux Secrets, Third Edition and Red Hat Linux 7 Weekend Crash Course, also published by Hungry Minds, Inc. Naba lives in North Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Leha, and their children, Ivy, Emily, and Ashley.

Product Details

  • Series: Weekend Crash Course
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (May 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764535935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764535932
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,370,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
Tried to install using the CDs and when asked for the second CD, Red Hat installation kept saying that it wasn't the right CD. The CD was clean and read the 1st CD without any problems.
The book isn't really a crash course for someone who knows nothing. In my opinion it's a quick surface review for someone like me who has used Unix/Linux a while ago and needs some quick info to get my memory going.
To be honest I really only bought the book for the CDs and thought the book, would be a good refresher. If only the CDs worked I'd given it a higher rating.
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By Sean on January 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
So, I'm having the same problem with disk2. I'm looking around the internet to see if it's just me, and I find a review with the same problem. Apparently the second cd they're giving out is not what they were trying to package with the book, and it won't be accepted by the installation. Don't buy this unless someone else comes later and posts a positive response to the cd. Other than that it's still pretty hard to get the setup done with instructions that leave much to be wanted. I would imagine the book would be better and have more stuff, only I can't follow it because I can't install with the second cd.
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