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From the Back Cover

Continuing with the tradition of offering the best andmost comprehensive coverage of Red Hat Linux on the market, Red Hat Linux X Unleashed includes new and additional material based on the latest release of Red Hat Linux.

Incorporating a more advanced approach to presenting information about Red Hat Linux, the book aims to provide the best and latest information intermediate to advanced Red Hat users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and security.

All chapter concentrate on Red Hat Linux software packages. There is updated topic coverage in areas such as:


* The architecture of the Linux kernel 2.4.18
* USB
* KDE
* GNOME 1.4
* Broadband access issues, routing, gateways, firewalling(SOHO networking)
* The new XFree86 4.2 architecture and features
* Disk tuning
* GCC 2.2
* Perl 5.6.1
* Python 2
* New printing services (CUPS)
* Security
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About the Author

Bill Ball is the best-selling author of a dozen books about Linux, including several previous editions of Red Hat Linux Unleashed, Que's Using Linux, and Sams Publishing's SuSE Linux Unleashed. He is a technical writer, editor, and magazine journalist, and has been using computers for nearly 30 years. He first edited books for Que in 1986, and wrote one of the first best-selling Linux books, Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours, in 1997. He has authored articles and reviews in Linux Journal, developed technical online content for business Web sites, and has developed and released open source software for the Mac OS and Palm OS platforms. He has been a fan of Linux and XFree86 since 1994, and uses the software on Intel-based PCs, Apple PowerMacs, and MIPS platforms. Bill is an active member of the Northern Virginia Linux Users Group (NOVALUG), teaches Linux courses at Stratford University in Falls Church, VA, and lives in the Shirlington area of Arlington, VA. He can be contacted through http://www.tux.org/~bball. Hoyt Duff feels that a good word to describe Hoyt Duff's life experience is "former"-former senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer for a bank, former community college instructor, former restaurateur, and former special education teacher. He currently meets the needs of his inner ADD child by spending the summer months tending to his family business, a sport fishing pier (the longest on the East Coast) and playing cocktail piano on weekends. Hoyt even finds time to write about Linux as a columnist and regular contributor of reviews and tutorials for Linux Format magazine. He has contributed to the Mandrake documentation as an editor for the version 7.x and 8.x releases and has edited the English content of www.linuxnetmag.com, a webzine. Active in the TideWater UNIX Users Group (www.twuug.org), Hoyt enjoys the regular Linux installfests the most and will attempt to install Linux on anything that moves. His computer experiences began with writing college course Fortran programs on an IBM 360/65, Pascal programming on the original IBM PC, and then taking a detour hacking 6502 assembler on a Commodore VIC20. Discovering Linux through an article in Boot magazine, he eventually got his first commercial writing assignment for its sister publication, MaximumLinux magazine. The philosophy that drives his life is "Fix it until it breaks," which is why he enjoys Linux so much. Hoyt can be contacted at hoyt@maximumhoyt.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067232458X
  • ASIN: B000H2N8Q4
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,420,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By reviewer on February 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
With negligible weaknesses and overwhelming strengths, this "Red Hat Linux 8 Unleashed" remains a winner any day! It is one of the few 'Red Hat' texts that completely analyzed the Operating System. No information was spared: on both the Professional and the Personal editions of 'Red Hat 8'.
Every aspect of the software, (including OpenOffice and Ximian Evolution), were treated. The details and simplicity of this book makes it a desired tool for both beginners and experts alike. Advanced 'Red Hat' users would value the information it offered concerning how the Operating System copes with a multi-system environment. The same applies to all those who administer or maintain Linux-based servers.
This is one of the few books that used straightforward terms to unleash every fact about 'Red Hat Linux 8' Operating System. It is pleasurable to read, and covered both the Professional and Personal editions of the software. The flexibility options that the attached CD-ROM provides is wonderful. This is one valuable book which 'Red Hat Linux 8' users should go ahead and invest on. Both beginners and advanced users of the OS would find their respective niches in it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2003
Format: Paperback
In the "let's try to cover everything" genre, this one is far from Negus' RH Linux Bible. A bit on the light side on some areas. Go the the store, put them side by side, you'll see.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By a reader on April 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
ya gotta love the Unleashed books, 'cause you get tons of good information and the software, too! you can save money by buying one used if you wait a while but this book is just too good
the book has two disks of Red Hat Linux 8 and it was a breeze to install
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samuel-C on December 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Large Volume that contains a lot of info but confusing as it keeps sending you to other chapters As it says on the Back cover
It is Intermediate, not for Beginners. Double CD contains most of software you need but partitioning for dual-boot can be difficult.
This Book has Become OLD as Red Hat is very Good but not Free anymore and Fedora is the Red Hat Free Distro. I still have the Book but Use Fedora Now.
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