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Installation and use of Linux as a client and server operating system: a tutorial AMCIS 99Al Bento
Introduction What is Linux “a free PC (an others) UNIX clone” Visual tour of Linux with KDE KDE desktop environment an exampleexample control center control center applications applications Freeware client applications WordPerfect, Star Office, Netscape, WXftp, File Manager, games, etc. WordPerfectStar OfficeNetscapeWXftp File Manager
Hardware requirements Typical PC configurations client and server machines The do’s and don’ts of hardware selectionhardware selection On-line resources hardware compatibility and installation under Linux. Hardware with Linux installed Dell, VA Research, etc.
Software (Linux) installation Distributions RedHat, Caldera and Suse Client installation using the RedHat distributioninstallation using the RedHat before you begin the client class installation after the installation Server installation using the RedHat server class building up from the client class
Desktop (window managers) software installation The many GUI options AfterStep, GNOME and KDE The KDE desktop environment Obtaining and installing KDE Obtaining and installing KDE Documentation On-line and printed System requirements cpu, memory, and graphics card how about the command line interface?
Server software installation What comes with most distributions telnet, ftp, mail, web, and DB servers telnet, ftp Additional free servers DB/SQL, Audio/Video Streaming, etc. Server setup example: Apache Web serverApache Web server Other commercial servers Oracle, Informix, DB2, SAP R/3, HP Firehunter, etc
Windows and Linux interoperability SAMBA protocol allows a machine running UNIX or Linux to provide services using Microsoft networking protocols the Linux machine is shown as a member (or server) in a Windows network, including in the Network Neighborhood tool files and printers can be shared among both types of machines seamless integration between Windows and Linux Installation and Setup Installation and Setup TkSmb graphical interface