UNIX For Dummies, 4th Edition

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By John R. Levine and Margaret Levine Young.
September 1998, 376 pages, US$19.99. C$26.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0419-3

Are you faced with learning UNIX? Have you typed "LS" to see a list of files, and gotten an error message instead? Relax -- "UNIX For Dummies" guides you through the tricks and traps of UNIX, while steering you away from all that technical stuff you don't want to know about. (Hint: try typing "ls" instead! Capitalization counts.)

The new fourth edition expands coverage of Linux, the wildly popular free version of UNIX, and CDE (Common Desktop Environment), the Windows-like graphics interface. It also tells you more about using your UNIX system with the World Wide Web, e-mail, and other globe-spanning applications on the Internet and corporate Intranets.

Table of Contents

Part I: Before the Begininng
Chapter 1: Log Me In, UNIX!
Chapter 2: What is UNIX, Anyway?
Chapter 3: A Few Lines on Linux

Part II: Some Basic Stuff
Chapter 4: Opening Windows on UNIX
Chapter 5: Files for Fun and Profit
Chapter 6: Directories for Fun and Profit
Chapter 7: The Shell Game
Chapter 8: Where's That File?
Chapter 9: Printing (the Gutenberg Thing)

Part IV: Getting Things Done
Chapter 10: Writing Deathless Prose
Chapter 11: Umpteen Useful UNIX Utilities
Chapter 12: Installing Software Can Be Tricky
Chapter 13: Juggling a Bunch of Programs
Chapter 14: Taming Linux

Part IV: UNIX and the Net
Chapter 15: Your Computer Is Not Alone
Chapter 16: Across a Crowded Network
Chapter 17: Automating Your Office Gossip
Chapter 18: Web Surfing for UNIX Users
Chapter 19: Turbocharge Your Newsreading
Chapter 20: Grabbing Files from the Net
Chapter 21: Now Serving the Internet

Part V: Help!
Chapter 22: Disaster Relief
Chapter 23: The Case of the Missing Files
Chapter 24: Some Programs Just Won't Die
Chapter 25: "My Computer Hates Me"

Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 26: Ten Common Mistakes
Chapter 27: Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX

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