Welcome to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Step By Step Guide!
By now, you should have read the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Installation Guide and successfully installed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This manual is designed to help new and
intermediate Linux users navigate and perform common tasks. Keep in
mind that Linux looks, feels, and performs differently from other
operating systems you may have used. Forget about the conventions
of other operating systems and, with an open mind, approach Red Hat
Enterprise Linux as a new, interesting, and versatile
This manual is task-oriented. You will find useful tips, hints,
warnings, and screen shots interspersed throughout. First, you will
learn the basics of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, such as
familiarizing yourself with the desktop, learning to use the shell
prompt, and navigating through files and folders. Once the basics
are covered, the manual moves on to more advanced topics including
setting up an internet connection, configuring a printer, and
working with documents.
Most users choose to work within either the GNOME or KDE
graphical desktop environments (other desktop environments are also
available). The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Step
By Step Guide focuses primarily on how to perform tasks in
these two environments.
Topics discussed include:
Using the graphical desktop environment
Managing files and directories
Working with documents
Using the Web and email
Working with a digital camera
After conquering the basics of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux
system, you may need information on more advanced topics. You can
find this information in the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reference Guide, the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Introduction to
System Administration, and the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Security Guide.
HTML, PDF, and RPM versions of the manuals are available on the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation CD and online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/.
Although this manual reflects the most current information
possible, read the Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Release Notes for information that may not have been available
prior to our documentation being finalized. The Release Notes can
be found on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux CD #1, online at http://www.redhat.com/docs/, or in the /usr/share/doc/redhat-release-4<product>/ directory after
installation, where <product> is AS, ES, WS, or Desktop.
Unless otherwise noted, information contained in this manual
applies only to the x86 processor and processors featuring the
Intel® Extended Memory 64
Technology (Intel® EM64T) and
AMD64 technologies. For architecture-specific information, refer to
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation
Guide for your respective architecture.