From the Back Cover
SUSE is the oldest commercial Linux distribution, favored in Europe and rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Whether you're just discovering Linux or switching from another distribution, this comprehensive reference gives you not only the "how-to" information, but also a thorough understanding of Linux principles and possibilities. Learn to install SUSE and configure it with YaST, use the command line, set up network services, incorporate SUSE Linux into your enterprise, and so much more.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of SUSE Linux 9
- Install SUSE Linux using YaST, manual installation, or other methods
- Explore the use of system logs and the X Window system
- Unlock the power of the command line for text editing, package maintenance, and advanced networking
- Implement major network services, including Web servers, mail servers, and file and print servers
- Set up Windows® interoperability with Samba
- Run an FTP server and work with NFS and LDAP
- Examine enterprise architecture, explore the Linux kernel, and understand the Standard and OpenExchange servers
About the Author
After working as a teacher of mathematics and as deputy head of an independent school in London, Roger Whittaker discovered Linux in 1996 and became increasingly interested (some would say obsessed). When SUSE Linux opened its U.K. office in 1999, he changed careers and worked as a technical and training consultant until early 2004, when he moved to a position in London as a Linux consultant at CSF, a leading supplier of enterprise information technology solutions. He is a Council member of UKUUG, the U.K.’s Unix and Open Systems user group.
William von Hagen has been a Unix system administrator for over 20 years and a Linux fanatic since the early 1990s. He has worked as a systems programmer, system administrator, writer, application developer, programmer, drummer, and content manager. Bill has written books on such topics as Linux filesystems, Red Hat Linux, GCC, SGML, Mac OS X, and hacking the TiVo. He has written numerous articles on Linux, Unix, and open source topics for publications including Linux Magazine, Linux Format, and Mac Format. An avid computer collector specializing in workstations, he owns more than 200 computer systems.