The Unix and Internet Fundamentals HOWTO

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Revision History
Revision 2.4 12 June 2001 Revised by: esr
Where to find more.
Revision 2.3 22 May 2001 Revised by: esr
Introduction to bus types. Polish translation link.
Revision 2.2 5 February 2001 Revised by: esr
New section on how DNS is organized. Corrected for new location of document. Various copy-edit fixes.
Revision 2.1 29 November 2000 Revised by: esr
Correct explanation of twos-complement numbers. Various copy-edit fixes.
Revision 2.0 5 August 2000 Revised by: esr
First DocBook version. Detailed description of memory hierarchy.
Revision 1.7 6 March 2000 Revised by: esr
Correct and expanded the section on file permissions.
Revision 1.4 25 September 1999 Revised by: esr
Be more precise about what kernel does vs. what init does.
Revision 1.3 27 June 1999 Revised by: esr
The sections `What happens when you log in?’ and `File ownership, permissions and security’.
Revision 1.2 26 December 1998 Revised by: esr
The section `How does my computer store things in memory?’.
Revision 1.0 29 October 1998 Revised by: esr
Initial revision.

This document describes the working basics of PC-class computers, Unix-like operating systems, and the Internet in non-technical language.

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