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Linux For Dummies
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One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite

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.

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  • 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.

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    Introduction.

    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.

    Index.