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
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
directory after installation, where
<product> is AS,
ES, WS, or
1. Architecture-specific Information
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.