openSUSE Linux Unleashed
- By Michael McCallister
- Published Oct 29, 2007 by Sams. Part of the Unleashed series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7x9-1/8
- Pages: 744
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-672-32945-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32945-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-7443-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-7443-9
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Product Author Bios
Michael McCallister has spent all of this century and a part of the last making computing easier for the full spectrum of user levels and experience. He is currently a technical writing consultant with Compuware.
Michael has run a SuSE Linux desktop at home since version 5.3 and knows firsthand how far the distribution has come over the years. Besides SUSE Linux 10 Unleashed, he is the author of Computer Certification Handbook, published by Arco Press (2000), and his technology stories have been published in places such as Linux Journal, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, Java Developer’s Journal, Internet Voyager, and Isthmus. He is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication and the National Writers Union. He blogs about working, writing and open source at Notes from the Metaverse (http://metaverse.wordpress.com).
DVD Includes openSUSE 10.3
openSUSE Linux Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of the community version of SUSE Linux, one of the most popular and most complete Linux distributions in the world.
This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering openSUSE. You’ll learn how to unleash the vast array of software products included in openSUSE so that you can use it as a desktop computer, as a professional workstation, or as a powerful server.
openSUSE Linux Unleashed includes a broad range of coverage: from using software you need everyday—such as email clients, web browsers, and productivity software including the OpenOffice.org productivity suite—to configuring and administering a wide range of network and server products, such as the Apache web server, and MySQL database.
Additionally, this book provides details on openSUSE’s acclaimed YaST administration tools, web programming, networking, and choosing from a wide selection of graphical interfaces and desktop environments, including both KDE and GNOME.
- Plan your openSUSE installation based on your computing needs
- Configure and use the X Window System—the Linux graphical interface—and the two primary desktop environments for Linux—KDE and GNOME
- Run OpenOffice.org and other productivity tools
- Create your own websites and weblogs
- Manage the kernel and its modules
- Set up networks
- Run the Apache web server
- Use the LAMP web programming suite: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and the scripting languages Perl, Python, and PHP
- Play music, video, and games
- Preserve an existing Windows installation for dual-boot launching
- The complete openSUSE 10.3 binary distribution—the equivalent of five CDs—packed with thousands of applications and utilities
- The latest Apache web server
- Samba for Windows-based file and printer sharing
- The OpenOffice.org office productivity suite
- Games for the desktop
- Hundreds of additional programs, utilities, and development tools
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Michael McCallister has been making computing easier for the full spectrum of users for more than a decade. Currently a technical writing consultant with Compuware, he is also a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication and the National Writers Union. He has run a SUSE Linux installation since version 5.3 and knows firsthand how far the distribution has come over the years. Besides SUSE Linux Unleashed, he is the author of Computer Certification Handbook (Arco Press), and has had articles published in Linux Journal, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, Java Developer’s Journal, Internet Voyager, and Isthmus.
Category: Operating Systems/Linux
Covers: openSUSE Linux 10.3
User Level: Intermediate–Advanced
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good book for getting a rough idea of Linux,
This review is from: openSUSE Linux Unleashed (Paperback)I purchased this book to help me get a feel for Linux, which I recently decided to install on my PC to dual-boot with Windows. Although reviews online seemed to suggest this book is for intermediate to advanced users, its actually a fairly good beginner's guide to SUSE Linux. If you already use Linux, you'll probably find this book useless. If you consider yourself an intermediate to advanced **Windows** user, and are thinking about migrating from Windows to SUSE Linux, you will probably find this book helpful in explaining the differences between Windows and Linux and how to overcome them.
That being said, there isn't much in this book that isn't already available for free online (including the Linux install DVD in the book, which can be downloaded from opensuse if you have a decent internet connection.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What i was looking for...,
This review is from: openSUSE Linux Unleashed (Paperback)This book is very nice, about every question that I had about Open SUSE is answered in this book, from configuring bluetooth to programing in C. I recomend this book to anyone interested in learning open SUSE
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This review is from: openSUSE Linux Unleashed (Paperback)This title proved a disappointment for me.
First of all, most of the value of a book of this type is found in the fact that the enclosed installation DVDs match the directions in the book. Otherwise, one might as well use internet documentation. The chief problem in internet documentation is that it never quite fits the version of the distro you are using. However, this book does NOT match its DVD; as the author notes, the book was written before SUSE 10.3 came out, and the differences are annoying and, at times, important. An expert would not be troubled, but an inexperienced Linus user like myself can be stymied.
Which brings me to my second issue. I am not sure who the author intends as the audience of this book. The above problem, combined with background chattiness, makes this tough for a newbie, but the depth is not sufficient for medium or expert users. In my case, I needed some in-depth info regarding the apache server and regarding partitioning,... Read more
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Table of Contents
1 Welcome to openSUSE
2 Preparing to Install openSUSE
3 Installing openSUSE
4 Further Configuration with YaST and SaX2
5 Getting Started with openSUSE
6 Launching Your Desktop
7 Printing with openSUSE
8 Shaking Hands with Your Shell
9 Being Productive: Office Suites and Other Tools
10 Sights, Sounds, and Other Fun Things
11 Going Cross-Platform
12 Connecting to the Internet
13 Using the Internet: Browsing the Web and Writing Email
14 Creating Basic Websites
15 Managing Email Servers
16 Collaborating with Others
17 Secure File Transfer
18 Managing Files, Volumes, and Drives
19 Managing Users, Managing Security
20 Managing Data: Backup, Restoring, and Recovery
21 Keeping Your System Current: Package Management
22 Managing the Boot Process and Other Services
23 Securing Your Machines
24 Kernel and Module Management
25 Setting Up Networks and Samba
26 Managing Web and FTP Servers
27 Managing Domain Names
28 Programming Tools
29 Managing Databases
30 Using Perl and Python
31 Creating Dynamic Websites
32 Performance Tuning
33 Command-Line Master Class
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