UNIX For Dummies, 5th Edition

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By John R. Levine and Margaret Levine Young.
January 2004, 402 pages, US$21.99. C$31.99, £14.99, ISBN 0-7645-4147-1

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 newly revised and updated fifth edition expands coverage of KDE and Gnome, two graphics interfaces that make Unix look like Windows, only better. It also tells you more about using your UNIX system with the World Wide Web, e-mail, and other globe-spanning applications. New chapers cover the peculiarities of Linux, the most popular Unixish system, and get you started running a Web server on your own Unix system.

Table of Contents


Part I: Before the Beginning
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 III: 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: Grabbing Files from the Net
Chapter 20: Now Serving the Internet

Part V: Help!
Chapter 21: Disaster Relief
Chapter 22: The Case of the Missing Files
Chapter 23: Some Programs Just Won't Die
Chapter 24: ?My Computer Hates Me?

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 25: Ten Common Mistakes
Chapter 26: Ten Times More Information Than You Want about UNIX

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