Running Linux by Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Terry

By Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Terry Dawson

Meant for method directors, this advisor walks in the course of the strategy of fitting the Linux working approach on a private desktop, experiences the fundamental Unix instructions, and offers directions for person account administration, textual content editors, the X home windows approach, networking with TCP/IP, and establishing a safe approach. The fourth variation covers the newest Linux software program distributions.

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These run the gamut from kernel hacking to basic user questions. Many of the popular Linux mailing lists have associated web sites with searchable archives, allowing you to easily find answers to common questions. We list some of these resources in Appendix A. 9 Getting Help You will undoubtedly require some degree of assistance during your adventures in the Linux world. Even the most wizardly of Unix wizards is occasionally stumped by some quirk or feature of Linux, and it's important to know how and where to find help when you need it.

In other words, Linus knew that companies may wish to sell Linux and that he may not see a penny of the profits from those sales. ) In the free-software world, the important issue is not money. The goal of free software is always to develop and distribute fantastic software and to allow anyone to obtain and use it. In the next section, we'll discuss how this applies to the development of Linux. 7 Open Source and the Philosophy of Linux When new users encounter Linux, they often have a few misconceptions and false expectations of the system.

Introduction to Linux supports the TCP/IP networking protocol suite that drives the entire Internet, as well as many other protocols, including IPv6 (a new version of the IP protocol for the next-generation Internet), and UUCP (used for communication between Unix machines over serial lines). With Linux, you can communicate with any computer on the Internet, using Ethernet (including Fast and Gigabit Ethernet), Token Ring, dial-up connection, wireless network, packet radio, serial line, ISDN, ATM, IRDA, AppleTalk, IPX (Novell NetWare), and many other network technologies.

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