Novell’s SUSE Linux distribution is remarkably slick and powerful. If you’re exploring it anew, this friendly book will help you master it in a hurry. It doesn’t just illuminate the simple stuff; it demystifies many of the technical topics that often throw Linux newcomers for a loop.
Here’s everything from installing and personalizing your system to navigating and securing it. Here’s Linux multimedia, in detail. Here, too, are five chapters on the OpenOffice.org productivity suite -- including things you can’t do with Microsoft Office (creating PDF documents, exporting presentations as Flash SWF files). And, if you ever feel like messing with shells and text files, here are easy instructions for doing that, too.
The accompanying DVD-ROM contains the full SUSE 9.1 Professional Edition (normally a $75 purchase). So, yes, this really is all you’ll need. Bill Camarda, from the May 2005 Read Only