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 ===== Intended Audience ===== ===== Intended Audience =====
  
-FIXME+Slackware is a powerful, Intel-based distribution that can be configured to be a stable workstation,​ an efficient server, and anything you really want it to be. It is stable, secure, and functional. 
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 +This is to get you started with Slackware. It will not cover every little thing about the system, but it will introduce you to what is included and how to get yourself off the ground. You may even find later that it can be a good reference. But in all cases, it is a handy guide for most every part of the system. ​
  
 ===== Why A New Slackware Book? ===== ===== Why A New Slackware Book? =====
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 ===== Conventions Used in this Book ===== ===== Conventions Used in this Book =====
  
-FIXME+To provide a consistent and easy to read text, several conventions are followed throughout the book. 
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 +==== Typographic Conventions ==== 
 + 
 +//​Italic//​ 
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 +An //italic// font is used for commands, emphasized text, and the first usage of technical terms. 
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 +''//​Monospace//''​ 
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 +A ''//​monospaced//''​ font is used for error messages, commands, environment variables, names of ports, hostnames, user names, group names, device names, variables, and code fragments. 
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 +**Bold** 
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 +A **bold** font is used for user input in examples. 
 + 
 +==== User Input ==== 
 + 
 +Keys are shown in bold to stand out from other text. Key combinations that are meant to be typed simultaneously are shown with "''​+''"​ between the keys, such as: 
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 +<​key>​Ctrl-Alt-Del</​key>​ 
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 +Meaning the user should type the <​key>​Ctrl</​key>,​ <​key>​Alt</​key>,​ and <​key>​Del</​key>​ keys at the same time. 
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 +Keys that are meant to be typed in sequence will be separated with commas, for example: 
 + 
 +<​key>​Ctrl-X</​key>,​ <​key>​Ctrl-S</​key>​ 
 + 
 +Would mean that the user is expected to type the <​key>​Ctrl</​key>​ and <​key>​X</​key>​ keys simultaneously and then to type the <​key>​Ctrl</​key>​ and <​key>​S</​key>​ keys simultaneously. 
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 +==== Examples ==== 
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 +Examples starting with ''​E:​\>''​ indicate a MS-DOS® command. Unless otherwise noted, these commands may be executed from a “Command Prompt” window in a modern Microsoft® Windows® environment. 
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 +  D:\> rawrite a: bare.i 
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 +Examples starting with ''#''​ indicate a command that must be invoked as the superuser in Slackware. You can login as root to type the command, or login as your normal account and use ''​su(1)''​ to gain superuser privileges. 
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 +  # dd if=bare.i of=/​dev/​fd0 
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 +Examples starting with ''​%''​ indicate a command that should be invoked from a normal user account. Unless otherwise noted, C-shell syntax is used for setting environment variables and other shell commands. 
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 +  % top
  
 ===== Acknowledgements ===== ===== Acknowledgements =====
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   - Introduction to Slackware   - Introduction to Slackware
-  - [[slackware:​install|Installation]]+  - [[slackbook:​install|Installation]]
   - [[slackbook:​booting|Booting]]   - [[slackbook:​booting|Booting]]
   - [[slackbook:​shell|Basic Shell Commands]]   - [[slackbook:​shell|Basic Shell Commands]]
   - [[slackbook:​bash|The Bourne Again Shell]]   - [[slackbook:​bash|The Bourne Again Shell]]
   - [[slackbook:​process_control|Process Control]]   - [[slackbook:​process_control|Process Control]]
-  - The X Window System+  - [[slackbook:​xwindow_system|The X Window System]]
   - [[slackbook:​cups|Printing]]   - [[slackbook:​cups|Printing]]
   - [[slackbook:​users|Users and Groups]]   - [[slackbook:​users|Users and Groups]]
-  - Filesystem Permissions +  - [[slackbook:​filesystem_permissions|Filesystem Permissions]] 
-  - Working with Filesystems+  - [[slackbook:​working_with_filesystems|Working with Filesystems]]
   - [[slackbook:​vi|vi]]   - [[slackbook:​vi|vi]]
   - [[slackbook:​emacs|Emacs]]   - [[slackbook:​emacs|Emacs]]
   - [[slackbook:​network|Networking]]   - [[slackbook:​network|Networking]]
   - [[slackbook:​wifi|Wireless Networking]]   - [[slackbook:​wifi|Wireless Networking]]
-  - Basic Networking Utilities +  - [[slackbook:​basic_networking_utilities|Basic Networking Utilities]] 
-  - Package Management +  - [[slackbook:​package_management|Package Management]] 
-  - Keeping Track of Updates+  - [[slackbook:​tracking_updates|Keeping Track of Updates]]
   - The Linux Kernel   - The Linux Kernel
  

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