- Chris Lumens
- David Cantrell
- Logan Johnson
- Alan Hicks
Slackware® Linux Essentials is an indispensible resource
that you will want to have by your side at all times. It contains
the most complete and up-to-date information available on the
Slackware Linux Operating System. A must-have reference guide you
have been waiting for, it delivers everything you need to get
started with Slackware Linux, including straightforward explanations
of important programs and step-by-step instructions to guide you
through the Slackware installation process. You too can become an
expert on this powerful OS by reading about its history and
With the help of this book, you will learn to use the advanced X
Window System graphical interface, to enjoy Linux's excellent native
networking and Internet access software, and to use many of the UNIX
commands available on a Slackware Linux system. Essentials will also
acquaint you with basic system administration skills, including
software package management, handling user accounts, and using the
powerful vi and emacs text editors. With Slackware Linux Essentials
at your side, it's easy to become a Linux expert in no time at
"Slackware Linux has presented me with one of the cleanest, most
usable desktops, very suitable for anyone from a Linux professional
to the casual desktop user."
Andrew Chen, LinuxPlanet
- A great reference for beginners!
- Step-by-step guide to installing Slackware!
- Get to know and work in Slackware Linux like a pro!
- Get Linux up-and-running in no time! Become an expert later!
Changes from the First Edition
This second edition is the culmination of years of hard work
by the dedicated members of the Slackware Documentation Project.
The following are the major changes in this new edition:
- Chapter 3, Installation, has been modified with new screenshots of
the installer, and reflects changes in disk-sets, and CD
- Chapter 4, System Configuration, has been updated with new
information about Linux 2.6.x kernels.
- Chapter 5, Network Configuration, has been expanded with further
explanation of Samba, NFS, and DHCP. A section on wireless
networking has also been added. This chapter now reflects major
changes in how Slackware handles network setup.
- Chapter 6, X Window System, has been substantially rewritten for
Xorg based systems. This chapter now also covers the xdm graphical
- Chapter 13, Basic Network Commands, has been enhanced with
information about additional network utilities.
- Chapter 14, Security, is a new chapter with this edition. It
explains how to keep a Slackware Linux system secure.
- Chapter 17, Emacs, is a new chapter with this edition. It
describes how to use Emacs, a powerful editor for Unix.
- Chapter 18, Package Management, has been updated with information
about SlackBuild scripts.
- There are many other changes, both minor and major, to reflect
changes in Slackware as it has matured.
A Slack Pack is also
available that includes both this new book and the most recent
official release of Slackware on CD at a reduced price.