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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32945-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32945-6
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-7443-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-7443-9

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

DVD-ROM includes:

  • 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 

Sample Content

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Managing Users and Security in openSUSE Linux

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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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