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978-0-7645-0419-8 / 0764504193

UNIX For Dummies

by Levine, John R.

Publisher:For Dummies

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

UNIX has been evolving feverishly for close to 30 years, sort of like bacteria in a cesspool  only not as attractive. As a result, many different varieties of UNIX have existed along the way. Although they all share numerous characteristics, they differ just enough that even experienced users are tripped up by the differences between versions.

If youre like most UNIX users, a zealot stopped at your desk, connected your terminal or workstation, gave you five minutes of incomprehensible advice, demonstrated a few bizarre games (like roaches that hide behind the work on your screen), and disappeared. Now youre on your own.

Dont worry. UNIX For Dummies, 4th Edition, cuts through all the technojargon lurking in the UNIX command jungle to deliver clear instructions just how and when you need them. This indispensable reference includes sections on

  • Typing commands
  • Copying, renaming, and deleting files
  • Printing files
  • Finding where your file went
  • Using the Internet from UNIX
  • Connecting and communicating with people on other computers

Discover how to get your UNIX system's attention, persuade it that you are allowed to use it, and even accomplish something useful as you find out how to

  • Choose the right flavor of UNIX for you
  • Set up and operate UNIX terminals
  • Manage files, directories, and printing
  • Use the Common Desktop Environment and other window systems
  • Browse the Web, send and receive e-mail, and read Usenet newsgroups
  • Deal with all the major versions of UNIX, including Berkeley UNIX, Solaris, and SunOS
  • Troubleshoot and solve common problems

The expert writing team of John Levin and Margaret Levin Young also give you a look at the latest developments with Linux, the wildly popular, completely free version of UNIX  all in a single volume designed to put you in command with a computer system that can be tamed.

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