Solaris 9 for Dummies by David Taylor

By David Taylor

Discover new security measures and more uncomplicated installation

Light up your procedure with a brand new source supervisor, quantity supervisor, and listing server

In the darkish approximately Solaris nine? Open this ebook and permit the sunlight shine in! it will assist you chart a path for StarOffice, discover CDE and GNOME pcs, and harness Solaris strength to configure internet servers, entry web prone, construct nice sites, deal with records and directories, and a galaxy of alternative tasks.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in undeniable English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and different navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A sprint of humor and fun

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Understanding Solaris Versions I’m going to travel back in time, just briefly, to the birth of the Unix operating system. It’s 1969, at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are interested in taking an old, unused computer and writing a space exploration game called Spacewar. Problem is, the computer doesn’t really have any sort of development environment. A few evolutionary steps and Unix was born. It’s no exaggeration to say that Unix has the Internet running through its veins and that the Internet is unquestionably powered by Unix systems — 12 Part I: Getting Acquainted with Solaris not just Unix, but Solaris.

The path you take depends on which desktop environment you’ve chosen. This chapter explores the Common Desktop Environment, with an emphasis on its powerful Control Panel, but focuses more on GNOME; it’s the future of the Solaris environment. Either way, if you prefer a certain color scheme, larger type, sound, or other changes, this chapter shows you how to make those changes. As with all subsequent chapters, log in to your Solaris system before you proceed with this material. Digging Around in CDE The most notable feature in the Common Desktop Environment is the large, visually interesting Control Panel along the bottom of the screen, as shown in Figure 2-1.

It’s 1969, at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are interested in taking an old, unused computer and writing a space exploration game called Spacewar. Problem is, the computer doesn’t really have any sort of development environment. A few evolutionary steps and Unix was born. It’s no exaggeration to say that Unix has the Internet running through its veins and that the Internet is unquestionably powered by Unix systems — 12 Part I: Getting Acquainted with Solaris not just Unix, but Solaris.

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