From the Back Cover
8 books in 1 — your key to exploring and running Linux!
Your one-stop guide to installing, using, even programming five Linux distributions
Here’s Linux in eight handy minibooks — plus a DVD with Fedora Core 3 and Knoppix ready to install! This helpful reference walks you step by step through installation and setup for each distribution covered, navigating the desktop, networking, getting online, managing administration and security, working with Linux servers, and even programming. Choose your favorite flavor and get going today!
Discover how to:
– Install and use Fedora™ Core, SUSE™, Debian®, Xandros®, or Knoppix
– Configure and troubleshoot Linux
– Set up a LAN
– Transfer files with FTP
– Perform security audits
– Run Samba and NFS
About the Author
Naba Barkakati is an electrical engineer and a successful computer-book
author who has experience in a wide variety of systems, ranging from MS-DOS and Windows to UNIX and Linux. He bought his first personal computer — an IBM PC-AT — in 1984 after graduating with a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. While pursuing a full-time career in engineering, Naba dreamed of writing software for the emerging PC software market. As luck would have it, instead of building a software empire like Microsoft, he ended up writing successful computer books. Currently, Naba is a Senior Level Technologist at the Center for Technology and Engineering in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Over the past 15 years, Naba has written over 25 computer books on a
number of topics, ranging from Windows programming with C++ to Linux.
He has authored several best-selling titles, such as The Waite Group’s Turbo
C++ Bible, Object-Oriented Programming in C++, X Window System Programming, Visual C++ Developer’s Guide, Borland C++ 4 Developer’s Guide, and Linux Secrets. His books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, French,
Polish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Naba’s most recent book is Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, also published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Naba lives in North Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Leha, and their children,
Ivy, Emily, and Ashley.