Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional

Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional

by Keir Thomas
     
 

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Written by award-winning author Keir Thomas, Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition is the comprehensive guide to openSUSE Linux 10.1, the community-created version of SUSE Linux.

The book starts with an introduction to the world of Linux and the open source community, and this is followed by an illustrated step-by-step guide to openSUSE

Overview

Written by award-winning author Keir Thomas, Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition is the comprehensive guide to openSUSE Linux 10.1, the community-created version of SUSE Linux.

The book starts with an introduction to the world of Linux and the open source community, and this is followed by an illustrated step-by-step guide to openSUSE installation and hardware configuration.

A special edition of openSUSE 10.1 is provided on the DVD-ROM that comes with the book. This version includes several additional items of proprietary software, as well as all the devel software packages, making for a comprehensive package.

The book shows how to wield total control over your newly installed operating system. It will guide you through system customization opportunities and common tasks like listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, and performing office- and Internet-related tasks. A large part of the book is dedicated to advanced command-line techniques necessary to maintain your system and become a true Linux master!

This second edition of the best-selling first edition has been boosted by 200 pages to over 700 in total, and has been completely revised and updated. Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition is the only print title to cover openSUSE 10.1.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

From the Publisher

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The goals of this book are to convince users of other desktop operating systems that Linux is adequate to fulfill all of their computing needs, and to guide the brave through the switch to a Linux platform. The target audience is a computer user … ." (Alberto Squassabia, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (5), May, 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590594582
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Series:
The Expert's Voice in Open Source Series
Edition description:
1st Corrected ed. 2005. Corr. 3rd printing 2005
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.11(d)

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Meet the Author

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.

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