In this chapter
What is Red Hat Linux?
Installing Red Hat
Linux administrative tools
Configuring Red Hat network services
Sharing network resources
This chapter provides an introduction to Linux, specifically the Red Hat distribution of Linux. Linux is both a desktop and server environment. Linux was created by Linus Torvalds when he was a student at the University of Helsinki. Linux is an open-system OS/NOS, and because the source code is freely available, a number of Linux distributions have popped up in the marketplace. Linux is similar to Unix in many respects and uses a similar command set.
Linux servers can offer file and print services as well as more complex services, such as Web hosting. The Apache ...