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Debian GNU /Linux 3.1 Bible

If you'd like to read a real book about Debian, this one's hot from the press by Benjamin Mako Hill!
It's to be bought at amazon.com

Book Description

* Comprehensive, beginning-to-advanced coverage of Debian GNU/Linux, which boasts an estimated installed base of 1.75 million servers and a year-to-year growth rate of 25 percent
* Debian GNU/Linux is free, supported by HP, and is often cited as the most stable and reliable Linux distribution-which makes it a great alternative for users put off by Red Hat's pricey Enterprise Linux and unsupported Fedora
* Written by an active and widely recognized member of the Debian community and featuring a foreword by the Debian Project Leader
* Features the basic distribution on one CD-ROM as well as a mini disk that allows users to explore Debian GNU/Linux without actually installing it

From the Back Cover
If Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 can do it, you can do it too …

Debian is a complex project, but this comprehensive reference will guide you through the process of setting up, using, and administering a Debian GNU/Linux system. This book teaches you the commands, configuration setups, and best practices to use Debian productively on the desktop, Internet, and intranet servers. You'll learn about the thousands of software packages available for Debian, and how to create your own packages and make them available for other Debian users.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1

* Understand the features that make Debian unique among Linux distributions
* Install Debian, use the shell and filesystem, and install and manage software packages
* Understand basic Debian system administration including managing user access, performing backups, and securing your system
* Run Debian using the KDE and GNOME desktop environments
* Configure graphics and sound, play games, and handle Internet, desktop publishing, and multimedia applications
* Provide Internet services on a home or corporate network, including e-mail, FTP, and Web servers
* Set up an intranet and manage file, print, and database services
* Use a Secure Shell connection to access your Debian system remotely
* Use the Debian platform for software development and understand Debian policy, the New Maintainer process, and packaging fundamentals

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