Master the basics and beyond with this in-depth guide Linux is productive enough to use as your only desktop system and powerful enough to run entire corporate enterprise installations. Get the most out of Linux for your home, small business, or corporate computing needs with this comprehensive reference as your guide. Walk through 16 different Linux distributions, find step-by-step instructions, discover new programming tools-and tap into the world of free software. This is the book you need to succeed with Linux. Master Linux for desktops, servers, and workstations Find, install, and use tons of free and open source software Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux Browse, e-mail, or chat over the Internet from a Linux desktop Set up your own e-mail and Web (LAMP) servers Make safe connections using firewalls and other security tools Run Linux on anything from an old PC to a high-end server A total of 16 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD-ROM. To try out Linux, boot directly to KNOPPIX, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SLAX, Damn Small Linux, and other live Linux distributions To keep Linux permanently, install Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE, Debian, and Slackware Linux distributions to your hard disk What's on the DVD and CD-ROM? DVD Includes Ubuntu Linux (live/install) Fedora Linux (full installation) KNOPPIX (live) Freespire (live/install) Gentoo Linux (live/install) Slackware? Linux (install) BackTrack (live) Mandriva One (live/install) CD-ROM Includes Debian GNU/Linux (network install) SUSE Linux (network install) Damn Small Linux (live) SLAX (live) System Rescue CD (live) INSERT (live) Puppy Linux (live) Gentoo Linux (network install) Coyote Linux (floppy firewall) System Requirements: All software built for x86 computers See chapters on each distribution for system requirementsChristopher Negus is the author of 'Linux Bible 2007 Edition: Boot up Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, and 11 Other Distributions (Bible)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780470082799 and ISBN 0470082798.