Linux in a Windows World

Linux in a Windows World

Free Linux book from O’Reilly Commons. This book takes an in-depth look at exactly how Linux can be brought into an organization that’s currently based on Microsoft Windows systems. Featuring a litany of insider tips and techniques, Linux in a Windows World dispenses all the practical advice you need to migrate to this revolutionary open source software.


This book will help you reduce costs and improve reliability by describing how several common Linux programs and protocols—Samba, OpenLDAP, VNC, BIND, and so on—can be integrated into a Windows network. This book provides enough information to get any of these programs up and running, provided you’ve already got a working Linux system. Of course, a book of this size can’t cover every detail; if you need to do very complex things, you’ll need to consult other books or documentation. The relevant chapters provide pointers.

Table of Contents

  • Linux’s Features
  • Linux Deployment Strategies
  • Basic Samba Configuration
  • File and Printer Shares
  • Managing a NetBIOS Network with Samba
  • Linux as an SMB/CIFS Client
  • Using NT Domains for Linux Authentication
  • Using LDAP
  • Kerberos Configuration and Use
  • Remote Text-Mode Administration and Use
  • Running GUI Programs Remotely
  • Linux Thin Client Configurations
  • Configuring Mail Servers
  • Network Backups
  • Managing a Network with Linux

Book Details

Author(s): Roderick W. Smith
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 496
Link: Read online.

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