I'm planning to run SuSe Linux on an old computer I have. Can anyone recommend a good book about Linux to get? I don't have any previous experience w/ Linux. Also, does anyone know of free computer security programs for linux that are a must-have? Thanks for any help. :)
May 15th, 2004, 05:51 AM
There was this book called "Linux SuSe for the Window's User" (as part of a series) that I saw at my local library one time. As for free information online, http://www.suse.com/de/security/general/index.html has some background information as well as security news and updates for SuSe. :)
Ahh yes, always use google for searching for information and the like. I personally would second the netcat and snort download as they are very useful for any linux user.
May 15th, 2004, 05:58 AM
Ok, I'll check out all that. Also, does anyone know if best buy carries linux compatable wireless networking adapters?
May 15th, 2004, 05:59 AM
If you get the SuSE box set of 9.1 you get 2 double sided DVD's 5 CD's, 2 books and a sticker.
The books are comprehensive and geared towards both beginners and the more advanced users.
It's a damn good value.
May 15th, 2004, 06:01 AM
Wireless Networking doesn't have much to do with the OS. And yes, they do.. that's where I got my wireless networking gear! ;)
May 15th, 2004, 06:15 AM
Re: Linux noob
Originally posted here by Jareds411 I'm planning to run SuSe Linux on an old computer I have. Can anyone recommend a good book about Linux to get? I don't have any previous experience w/ Linux. Also, does anyone know of free computer security programs for linux that are a must-have? Thanks for any help. :)
Sams' Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours
I have yet to see a SAM's book I have not liked yet...... http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...33438?v=glance
SuSE not too bad, it has alot of packages & is user friendly. Now, gore mentioned the libranet distro in a tutorial and I have been running it ever since prolly for almost a year now. Who else do you know that would take the time to write a detailed tutorial on such a oddball distro?
Back to the subject, for books I would recommend Sam's as an appetizer & for the full course O'reilly's Practical Unix & Internet Security, 3rd Edition ..... It talks about how unix was never designed to military standards and how unsecure it can be and how you can try to make it secure. A very good read!!!!!
May 15th, 2004, 06:18 AM
If you're planning on accessing the internet with this box I suggest you secure the OS right after you install. Try this article on securing Linux. Also check out Linux Security HOWTO