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Red Hat Linux 8.0 Documentation CD

This CD-ROM contains the Official Red Hat Linux manuals. It will help you become better acquainted with your Red Hat Linux system. You can use these indispensable guides to install, learn about, and configure your newly installed system.

Using this CD-ROM

To view the HTML versions directly from the CD-ROM, click the HTML link on the left navigation bar.

To view the PDF versions directly from the CD-ROM, click the PDF link on the left navigation bar. If you want to print the manuals or parts of the manuals, it is recommended that you print the PDF versions.

To install the HTML versions of the manuals on your local system, click the Install link on the left navigation bar and follow the instructions.

Finding the Correct Documentation

You need documentation that is appropriate to your level of Linux expertise. Otherwise, you might feel overwhelmed or not find the necessary information to answer your questions. Each Official Red Hat Linux manual is designed for a particular audience:

  • Official Red Hat Linux x86 Installation Guide: Provides step-by-step instructions for installing Red Hat Linux, from gathering information about your system to booting Red Hat Linux for the first time.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide: Explains what to do after installing Red Hat Linux. Learn how to manage files and directories, configure an email client, play audio CDs, and more.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Customization Guide: Read about how to customize your Red Hat Linux system to fit your needs. Step-by-step guides, designed for a beginner or intermediate user, are available for setting up a network interface card, configuring NFS shares, configuring Samba shares, managing your software using RPM, and much more.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Reference Guide: Contains background information and solutions for a variety of different issues, including the Red Hat Linux boot process, default user and group configurations and methods, and HTTPD directives.
  • Official Red Hat Linux Security Guide: Provides comprehensive information about creating and maintaining secure Red Hat Linux systems. This guide discusses how to secure workstations and servers against malicious intruders, verify system security, detect security breaches, and react to an intrusion in the event one occurs.

Note: The Official Red Hat Linux Security Guide is a new offering to the Red Hat Linux documentation set. This manual may go through several revisions before being complete. However, the information presented in this guide will help you on your way to securing your Red Hat Linux system.

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