Linux For Dummies, 9th Edition
Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can't be wrong. If you've been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers. The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.
- Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.
- Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers
- Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment
- Get acquainted with the Linux command line
If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet.
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux.
Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux.
Chapter 3: Installing Linux.
Chapter 4: Examining the GNOME Desktop.
Chapter 5: Examining the KDE Desktop.
Part II: Getting Up to Speed with Linux.
Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem.
Chapter 7: Using the Filesystem.
Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.
Part III: Getting Things Done.
Chapter 9: Using the Internet.
Chapter 10: E-Mailing the World.
Chapter 11: Putting the X in Text.
Chapter 12: Word Processing and More with OpenOffi ce.org.
Chapter 13: Messing with Audio.
Chapter 14: Messing with Video and Graphics.
Chapter 15: Playing with Google Gadgets.
Part IV: Junior Administrator Boot Camp.
Chapter 16: Adding Software to Linux.
Chapter 17: Working without the GUI.
Chapter 18: Basic System Administration.
Chapter 19: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box.
Chapter 20: The Virtual World.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Steps to Setting Up a Samba Server.
Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Tips.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Common Linux Commands.
Appendix B: About the DVD.