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9780782141191

Linux for WindowsAdministrators Mark Minasi WindowsAdministrator Library

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  • ISBN13:

    9780782141191

  • ISBN10:

    0782141196

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-10
  • Publisher: Sybex

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Practical Linux Instruction, From the Expert Who Taught You Windows There was a time when people asked, "Windows or Linux?" Now it's a question of how to make the most of both. Linux for Windows Administrators is an essential resource for anyone working in the real world of enterprise computing. Inside, renowned Windows expert Mark Minasi and Linux guru Dan York give you practical, in-depth Linux instruction that dovetails perfectly with what you already know about Windows. It's the best way for you to give your organization the best of both worlds. Coverage includes: * Understanding Linux's strengths and weaknesses * Understanding Linux's differences from, and similarities to, Windows * Installing and configuring Linux * Administering Linux from the command line * Setting up Linux on minimal hardware--even a Pentium 100 * Understanding how open source works * Using Samba to make a Linux box emulate an NT/2000 file server * Using NIS and NFS to create the Linux equivalent of an NT/2000 domain * Using Winbind to make Linux recognize Windows user accounts * Tapping the speed and reliability of sendmail * Configuring Linux GUIs: X Window, window managers, and desktop environments * Modifying and recompiling the Linux kernel

Author Biography

Mark Minasi is Sybex's most prolific and successful author with millions of copies of his books in print. He has 22 years experience in the computer business and has been teaching professional seminars since 1985. Dan York, MCSE, currently works for LinuxCare, Inc. He has been teaching, speaking, and writing about Linux, Unix, and Windows systems for over twelve years.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi
Why Learn About Linux? What's in It for Me?
1(10)
What Do People Do with Linux?
11(12)
How the Linux World Operates
23(16)
Getting Red Hat 7.3 on Your System
39(40)
Linux Hands-On: Doing Basic Things with Linux
79(110)
User Accounts and File Permissions
189(44)
Desktop Linux: Handling Graphics and GUI Applications
233(54)
Setting Up Linux's Server Services
287(126)
Linux/Microsoft OS Interoperability
413(60)
Conclusions: Linux versus Microsoft, Linux and Microsoft
473(20)
Appendix A Additional Reading and Resources 493(4)
Index 497

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