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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You Don’t Have to Read
Who Are You?
How This Book Is Organized
What’s on the DVD?
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Getting a Handle on Linux
Discovering SUSE Linux
Making sense of Linux version numbers
What’s in SUSE Linux?
GNU software
GUIs and applications
Networks
Internet servers
Software development
Online documentation
Figuring Out What You Can Do with SUSE Linux
Disks, CD-ROMs, and DVD-ROMs
Peripheral devices
File systems and sharing
Networking
Getting Started with SUSE Linux
Install and configure SUSE Linux
Explore SUSE Linux
Use SUSE Linux
Chapter 2
Introducing the Installation Steps
Checking Your PC’s Hardware
Booting your PC from the DVD/CD-ROM drive
Installing SUSE Linux from CDs or DVD
Powering up SUSE Linux
Powering Up SUSE Linux
Getting GUI
Setting Up Printers
Managing DVDs and CD-ROMs
Playing with the Shell
Starting the bash shell
Understanding shell commands
Trying a few Linux commands
Shutting Down
Discovering the Internet applications
Discovering the Internet Applications
Introducing the Office Applications
Exploring the Multimedia Applications
Cataloging the Image and Graphics Applications
Discovering the Common Features of the Desktops
Desktop context menus
Icon context menus
The panels
The Main Menu or Programs Menu
Exploring KDE
Getting to Know GNOME
Figuring Out the Linux File System
Using GUI File Managers
Conquering the file system with Konqueror
Roaming the file system with Nautilus
Using Linux Commands to Manipulate Files and Directories
Commands for directory navigation
Commands for directory listings and permissions
Commands for working with files
Commands for working with directories
Commands for finding files
Deciding How to Connect to the Internet
Connecting to the Internet with DSL
How DSL works
Stirring the DSL alphabet soup: ADSL, IDSL, SDSL
Typical DSL setup
Connecting to the Internet with a Cable Modem
How cable modems work
Typical cable modem setup
Dialing Up the Internet
Connecting the modem
Configuring the modem
Getting a Handle on Ethernet
Connecting PCs to an Ethernet LAN
Configuring the Ethernet Network
Connecting Your LAN to the Internet
Extending Your LAN with a Wireless Network
Understanding wireless Ethernet networking
Understanding infrastructure and ad hoc modes
Understanding Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Setting up the wireless hardware
Configuring the wireless access point
Configuring wireless networking
Checking whether Your Network Is Up
Checking the network interfaces
Checking the IP routing table
Checking connectivity to a host
Understanding the World Wide Web
Links and URLs
Web servers and Web browsers
Web Browsing in SUSE Linux
Web Browsing with Konqueror in KDE
Web Browsing with Mozilla in GNOME
Getting familiar with the Mozilla interface
Changing your home page
Introducing Epiphany and Firefox
Understanding E-Mail
How MUA and MTA work
Mail message enhancements
E-Mailing in SUSE Linux
Introducing KMail
Introducing Evolution Mail
Instant Messaging in SUSE Linux
Using Kopete
Using GAIM
Understanding newsgroups
Understanding Newsgroups
Newsgroup hierarchy
Top-level newsgroup categories
Some Linux-related newsgroups
Reading Newsgroups from Your ISP
Taking stock of newsreaders in SUSE Linux
Introducing KNode
Introducing Pan
Newsgroup subscriptions
Posting news
Reading and Searching Newsgroups at Web Sites
Writing with OpenOffice.org Writer
Taking stock of OpenOffice.org Writer
Getting started with Writer
Setting up Writer
Preparing documents in Writer
Editing and reviewing documents
Editing and reviewing documents
Using styles and templates
Doing page layout
Creating and inserting graphics
Using fields
Working with large documents
Preparing Spreadsheets with OpenOffice.org Calc
Taking stock of OpenOffice.org Calc
Getting started with Calc
Entering and formatting data
Calculating and charting data
Entering and formatting data
Calculating and charting data
Getting started with Impress
Using Impress
Preparing presentations
Delivering presentations
Preparing presentations
Adding graphics and special effects
Delivering presentations
Playing audio CDs
Playing Audio CDs
Playing Music Files
Burning a CD/DVD
Burning CD/DVDs with K3b
Burning data CDs in Nautilus
Downloading Photos from a Digital Camera
Scanning Photos and Documents
Editing Images with The GIMP
Viewing Images
Viewing PDF and PostScript Files
Opening terminal windows and virtual consoles
Opening Terminal Windows and Virtual Consoles
Exploring the Bash Shell
Understanding the syntax of shell commands
Combining shell commands
Controlling command input and output
Typing less with automatic command completion
Going wild with asterisks and question marks
Repeating previously typed commands
What Does a Sysadmin Do?
Becoming root, When You Must
Resetting a Forgotten root Password
Introducing Your New Friend, YaST
Starting and Stopping Services
Understanding how Linux boots
Trying a new run level with the init command
Using YaST to start and stop services
Manually starting and stopping services
Checking Your System’s Performance
Using the top utility
Using the uptime command
Checking disk performance and disk usage
Managing Hardware Devices
Managing User Accounts
Updating SUSE Linux Online
Querying RPMs
Installing an RPM
Removing an RPM
Upgrading an RPM
Why Worry about Security?
Understanding Linux Security
Understanding the host security issues
Understanding network security issues
Getting Familiar with Computer Security Terminology
Practicing Good Host Security
Making passwords expire
Protecting files and directories
Securing the Network
Securing Internet services
Turning off stand-alone services
Configuring the Internet superserver
Configuring TCP wrapper security
Using Secure Shell (SSH) for remote logins
Setting up a simple firewall
Using NATs
Keeping Up with Security News and Updates
The Part of Tens
What Does SUSE Stand for and How Do You Pronounce It?
How Can I Find Answers to My SUSE Linux Questions?
When Is the Next SUSE Linux Release?
Can I Get ISO Files for SUSE Linux from the Internet?
How Do I Do an FTP Install of SUSE Linux?
How Can I Auto-Login into the KDE Desktop as Another User?
If My System Crashes, Can I Press the Reset Button to Reboot?
How Can I Schedule a Command to Run Every 30 Minutes?
How Can I Find All the Huge Files on My SUSE Linux System?
Where Can I Find More SUSE RPMs?
YaST — The Super Sysadmin Tool
Detects All Hardware (Well, Nearly All!)
Smooth and Easy Installation
I Love YOU — YaST Online Update
Automatic Login at the KDE Desktop
Good Support for Laptops
Easy Browsing of Windows Shares
That Cute Gecko Mascot
SUSE’s Increasing Popularity
http://www.suse.com
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/index.html
http://distrowatch.com/table php?distribution=suse
http://www.suseforums.net
http://www.linuxquestions.org/ questions/f60
http://www.linuxforums.org/ forum/forum-36.html
http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://packman.links2linux.org
http://www.tldp.org/
http://www.linuxhq.com/guides/
apropos: Finding Commands Based on a Keyword
man: Reading Online Man Page
ls: Listing Files and Directories
cat: Feeding Input to Commands
grep: Searching for Text in Files
locate: Finding Files and Directories the Easy Way
chmod: Changing Permissions
rpm: Taming RPM Packages
tar: Packing and Unpacking Archives
pico: Editing Text Files
Index
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SUSE Linux 9.3 For Dummies

SUSE Linux 9.3 For Dummies

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This easy-to-understand book for beginning SUSE Linux users starts off with step-by-step installation instructions and a discussion of what happens when the system is started for the first time Explains how to use SUSE on the desktop, work with the file manager, connect to the Internet, and set up a home network Topics addressed include performing everyday tasks, such as browsing the Web; reading e-mail and newsgroups; and using the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite and multimedia applications Offers details on basic system administration and security and shows how to add new software and keep the system up to date with YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) and YaST Online Update (YOU) The DVD contains SUSE 9.3 Special Edition
This easy-to-understand book for beginning SUSE Linux users starts off with step-by-step installation instructions and a discussion of what happens when the system is started for the first time Explains how to use SUSE on the desktop, work with the file manager, connect to the Internet, and set up a home network Topics addressed include performing everyday tasks, such as browsing the Web; reading e-mail and newsgroups; and using the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite and multimedia applications Offers details on basic system administration and security and shows how to add new software and keep the system up to date with YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) and YaST Online Update (YOU) The DVD contains SUSE 9.3 Special Edition

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