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Slackware Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition

By David Cantrell, Logan Johnson, Alan Hicks Chris Lumens

Brand: FreeBSD Mall
Released: 2005-06-01
Paperback (262 pages)

Slackware Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition
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This Book in designed to get you started with Slackware Linux operating system. It`s not meant to cover every single aspect of the distribution, but rather to show what it is capable of and give you a basic working knowledge of the system.

Slackware Linux Unleashed

Paperback (1392 pages)

Slackware Linux Unleashed
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  • A must have for Linux users. All proceeds go to Sophie's Circle a non profit animal welfare org.
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A complete Linux guide touches on everything from installation through advanced programming and networking and includes coverage of PPP and guidance on setting up and administering an Internet site. Original. (Advanced).

Slackware? Linux? For Dummies?

By Paul Gallegos

Paperback (357 pages)

Slackware? Linux? For Dummies?
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Slackware Linux is one of the oldest and most widely-used distributions of the “people’s operating system.” No longer just the domain of computer geeks, Slackware Linux 7.0 comes with a suite of powerful features including office utilities, multimedia programs, Internet and Web applications, and a ton of cool games. Nowadays, Slackware is commonly used for a number of purposes, such as Web servers, news servers, computing labs, and software development. Some people use Slackware to create Web pages, and surf the Internet.

Whether you’re new to the open source revolution or you’ve worked with another Linux distribution, Slackware Linux For Dummies is your total guide to understanding and getting the most out of this popular Linux distribution. Packed with plain-English explanations and timesaving tips, this fun, easy guide shows you step-by-step how to:

  • Install Slackware Linux on your pc
  • Work with files and directories
  • Navigate the GNOME and KDE interfaces
  • Get hooked up to the Internet
  • Manipulate X Windows settings
  • Supercharge Linux performance
  • Troubleshoot common problems

Certified Linux Administrator Paul Gallegos gets you on track with the knowledge and skills you need to get the most out of Slackware Linux. Among other things you’ll discover what you need to know about:

  • Installing Slackware and reconfiguring your system
  • Using shells, files and directories, text editors, and other Slackware basics
  • Setting up your desktop with X Windows
  • Setting up an Internet connection, Web browsing, and email
  • Controlling and directing data
  • Fine tuning your Slackware system
  • Troubleshooting

As an added bonus, Slackware Linux For Dummies comes with a CD-ROM featuring:

  • Slackware Linux 7, including Linux Kernel 2.213 for compatibility with all the latest Linux software
  • GNOME and KDE desktop environments
  • Complete video display support with Xfree86 3.3.5

Ready to declare your independence from Windows and go open source? Slackware Linux For Dummies gets you on track with everything you need to know to set up a Slackware operating system on your pc.

Install, Configure, and Customize Slackware LINUX (with CD-ROM)

By Jacek Artymiak, Brian Proffitt & Keith Pettit

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Install, Configure, and Customize Slackware LINUX (with CD-ROM)
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Install, Configure, and Customize Slackware Linux X provides the advice you need for working through the trouble spots you might run into when setting up Slackware Linux. With step-by-step instructions and a multitude of helpful screen shots, this book takes you through the installation, configuration, and customization process to make Linux work the way you need it to. It also includes an important troubleshooting chapter that will help you use the product more effectively. The included CD-ROM contains a full version of Slackware Linux.

Linux 4.6 System Administration for Beginners: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE & Slackware Explained

By Prof Paul A Watters PhD

Watters Phd Prof Paul a
Paperback (506 pages)

Linux 4.6 System Administration for Beginners: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE & Slackware Explained
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  • Linux 4 6 System Administration for Beginners Ubuntu Debian Fedora Centos Suse Slackware Explained
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This book is intended to be a basic introduction to Linux system administration. It is not intended to be an encyclopedic reference; it is designed to introduce the Linux system to you, and equip you with basic skills to manage and run your own systems. You will learn to use Linux 4.6, the latest version of the Linux operating system. The goal is to get you used to working in a Linux-like way rather than teaching you every possible command or technique.

Linux Configuration & Installation Includes Slackware

By Volkerding

BPB Publications

Linux Configuration & Installation Includes Slackware

LINUX? Configuration and Installation (The M&t Books Slackware Series)

By Patrick Volkerding & Eric Foster-Johnson

Brand: Wiley
Paperback (600 pages)

LINUX? Configuration and Installation (The M&t Books Slackware Series)
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Slackware Creator Patrick Volkerding Shows You How to Build Your Own System Harness the power of Linux with step-by-step explanations straight from the creator of one of its most popular distributions. Complete with Slackware 3.5 and new coverage of specific installation and configuration topics, Linux® Configuration and Installation, 4th Edition brings you everything you need, short of a PC, to get you up and running in no time. Inside, You'll Learn How to:
  • Prepare your PC for Linux
  • Install and configure Linux for your system
  • Set up XFree86
  • Master the basic Linux tools and applications
  • Manage your system for maximum performance
  • Leverage resources with a Linux network
  • Expand your system with telecommunications capabilities
  • Connect to the Internet with Linux
  • Develop Linux applications using C, Make, Java, Tcl, Perl, and Gawk
Get Slackware 3.5 Free, including:
  • Kernels for most major PC hardware configurations — including support for IDE/EIDE, SCSI, PCMCIA cards, tape drives, sound boards, network cards, Jaz and Zip drives, and CD-ROMs
  • Full set of installation tools — including easy-to-use menus and tools for upgrading
  • Three installation methods — traditional Linux installation via bootdisks and rootdisks, direct installation onto a Zip drive or other DOS partition, and direct installation from the bootable installation CD-ROM
  • Complete installation of XFree86 3.3.2 system — including installation and configuration utilities, window managers (fvwm, fvwm-95, twm, olvwm), and X servers for most graphics cards
  • Full TCP/IP connectivity for the Internet, corporate networks, and intranets
  • Netscape Communicator, with Web-browsing, electronic-mail, collaborative, and newsgroup capabilities
  • Complete ANSI C and C++ programming suites
  • Various Unix shells — including the Bourne Again Shell (bash), tcsh, and more
  • Tools for connecting your PC to the Internet and to online services with PPP, SLIP, CSLIP, UUCP, dip, mailx, and dialup serial programs
  • Other Internet applications — including electronic mail (pine and elm), Web browsers (Arena and Lynx), Usenet newsreaders (cnews, nn, tin, trn, and inn) and FTP
  • All major GNU commands and applications — including GNU Emacs 20.2
  • Multimedia tools for working with images files and MIME
  • Internet servers — including the Apache HTTP Web server, sendmail, and an FTP server
  • Terminal applications — including Midnight Commander and the sc spreadsheet
  • A full set of programming tools — egcs-1.0.3 (gcc-2.8 based C/C++/f77/Objective-C compiler from, make (GNU and BSD), byacc and GNU bison, flex, 5.4.44 C libraries, gdb, SVGAlib, ncurses, gcl (LISP), p2c, m4, perl, python, rcs
  • Text-editing and text-formatting tools — including elvis, vm, jed, joe, jove, pico, gross TeX, info) as well as hundreds of fonts
  • Full suite of X Window applications — including Ghostscript, xlock, libgr, seyon, workman, xfilemanager, xv 3.10a, GNU chess and xboard, xfm 1.3.2, ghostview, gnuplot, xpaint, xfractint, and various X games.
  • Support for iBCS, which allow binaries created on other x86 UNIX variants to run under Linux
  • X Window programming and usage tools — X11 server linkkit, static libraries, PEX support, xview3.2p1-X11R6 (XView libraries), the Open Look virtual and nonvirtual window managers for XFree86
  • Various applications and add-ons — the manual pages, groff, ispell, joe, jed, jove, ghostscript, sc, bc, and the quota patches
  • A collection of FAQs and other documentation
  • Tcl, Tk, and TcIX, built with ELF shared libraries and dynamic loading support, as well as the TkDesk file manager
  • The BSD games collection — Koules, Lizards, and Sasteroids
Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like—free—but they have no technical support.

Slackware Linux Essentials

By David Cantrell

Brand: Walnut Creek
Paperback (252 pages)
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