A software developer specializing in the Web and e-commerce offers a visual, that is windows, introduction to one of the more popular distributions of the free operating system, which is contained in a full working version on the accompanying CD. He walks readers through installation, doing windows, working with the command line, and networking and the Web. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A multi-tasking OS with a visual, user-friendly interface, Linux has moved beyond its core of die-hard fans and into the mainstream. Red Hat Linux, the leading version of this open-source, Unix-based OS, lets you run both its own powerful productivity apps and versions of popular programs such as Netscape Navigator and Corel WordPerfect. With Red Hat Linux 6: Visual QuickPro Guide, you can go straight to work with Linux, as you learn it. Red Hat Linux 6: VQP follows the same visual approach as the books in the immensely popular Visual QuickStart series--it features clear, jargon-free explanations and instructions, plenty of screenshots--but is aimed at intermediate to advanced readers. Author Harold Davis teaches you what you need to know to get the most out of Red Hat Linux: how to navigate and configure the Gnome desktop, work with its native (and non-native) apps, use the command line, and set up network and Web servers.