This title covers the essentials that first-time Linux users need to know about installing and using Linux on their desktop. Topics include preparing your PC for Linux, installing, connecting to a network or the Internet, working with the GNOME interface, and playing media files.
Covers the essentials that first-time Linux users need to know about installing and using Linux on their desktop. Topics include preparing your PC for Linux, installing, connecting to a network or the Internet, working with the GNOME interface, playing media files, and working with the file system. Covers specialized uses of Linux including using Linux as a server as well as an embedded or turnkey system, a supercomputer, a real-time controller. Covers the latest tools for browsing the Internet, being productive, and keeping your connection secure. Series features: Includes the simple and fun reference style that has made the For Dummies series a favorite for over 200,000 first-time Linux users. ABOUT THE CD-ROM Two CDs included with this book contain the latest distribution of Red Hat Linux.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet. Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux. Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux. Chapter 3: Installing Red Hat Linux. Chapter 4: Installing Other Distributions. Chapter 5: Booting and Stopping Linux. Chapter 6: Dip In Those Toes. Part II: Internet NOW. Chapter 7: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 8: Surfing the Web and Managing E--Mail. Chapter 9: Cool Internet Tools. Part III: Getting Up to Speed with Linux. Chapter 10: Manipulating Files and Directories. Chapter 11: Working without the GUI. Chapter 12: Gettin' Gooey with the GUIs. Chapter 13: Putting the X in Text. Part IV: Sinking Your Teeth into Linux. Chapter 14: Checking Out the Linux File System. Chapter 15: Adding Software to Linux. Chapter 16: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Frequently Asked Questions. Chapter 18: Ten Installation and Setup Troubleshooting Tips. Chapter 19: Ten Everyday Troubleshooting Tips. Chapter 20: Ten Superior Sources of Linux Information. Chapter 21: Ten Cool Tools. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Common Linux Commands. Appendix B: About the CD--ROMs. Index. End--User License Agreement.
Linux for Dummies by Craig Witherspoon
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