DVD Includes openSUSE 10.3
openSUSE Linux Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of the community version of SUSE Linux, one of the most popular and most complete Linux distributions in the world.
This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering openSUSE. You’ll learn how to unleash the vast array of software products included in openSUSE so that you can use it as a desktop computer, as a professional workstation, or as a powerful server.
openSUSE Linux Unleashed includes a broad range of coverage: from using software you need everyday—such as email clients, web browsers, and productivity software including the OpenOffice.org productivity suite—to configuring and administering a wide range of network and server products, such as the Apache web server, and MySQL database.
Additionally, this book provides details on openSUSE’s acclaimed YaST administration tools, web programming, networking, and choosing from a wide selection of graphical interfaces and desktop environments, including both KDE and GNOME.
Plan your openSUSE installation based on your computing needs
Configure and use the X Window System—the Linux graphical interface—and the two primary desktop environments for Linux—KDE and GNOME
Run OpenOffice.org and other productivity tools
Create your own websites and weblogs
Manage the kernel and its modules
Set up networks
Run the Apache web server
Use the LAMP web programming suite: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and the scripting languages Perl, Python, and PHP
Play music, video, and games
Preserve an existing Windows installation for dual-boot launching
The complete openSUSE 10.3 binary distribution—the equivalent of five CDs—packed with thousands of applications and utilities
The latest Apache web server
Samba for Windows-based file and printer sharing
The OpenOffice.org office productivity suite
Games for the desktop
Hundreds of additional programs, utilities, and development tools
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Michael McCallister has been making computing easier for the full spectrum of users for more than a decade. Currently a technical writing consultant with Compuware, he is also a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication and the National Writers Union. He has run a SUSE Linux installation since version 5.3 and knows firsthand how far the distribution has come over the years. Besides SUSE Linux Unleashed, he is the author of Computer Certification Handbook (Arco Press), and has had articles published in Linux Journal, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, Java Developer’s Journal, Internet Voyager, and Isthmus.
Category: Operating Systems/Linux
Covers: openSUSE Linux 10.3
User Level: Intermediate–Advanced