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How to Use Linux shows people that Linux can be used productively, that it is a viable alternative operating system for home and office computers, and that is does have the applications and environment to support productive activities. It will show that Linux is "not just for nerds or computer geeks," and that it has a LOT to offer. The book focuses on those graphic elements and important tasks available during an X Windows session. It demonstrates how to use the default X11 window manager as well as how to perform critical actions using selected graphic X11 tools.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780672315459
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 2/19/1999
  • Series: How to Use Series
  • Pages: 323
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with Caldera OpenLinux.
How to Start Linux. How to Boot Linux to the X Window System.

2. Getting Started with the X Window System.
How to Start an X11 Session. How to Start X11 Terminal Windows. How to See Fonts and Colors. How to Copy and Paste Text. How to Copy and Paste Graphics. How to Change Your Desktop and Mouse.

3. Getting Started with the K Desktop Environment.
How to Configure Your Desktop. How to Configure Your Keyboard and Mouse. How to Configure the KDE Panel and Taskbar. How to Change the Kpanel. How to Edit Panel Menus. How to Manage Desktop Windows.

4. Managing Your Linux System.
How to Manage Your Files. How to Manage Your Users. How to Manage Your Software with kpackage. How to Manage Your Software with glint. Manage Your Software with lisa. How to Back Up Files with BRU 2000. How to Manage Your Services.

5. Getting Help.
How to Use the xman Client. How to Use KDE Help. How to Read Documents. How to Read HTML and PostScript Files. How to Read Portable Document Format Files.

6. Finding Files and Text.
How to Use the kfind Client. How to Do Advanced Searches. How to Search Documents.

7. Connecting to the Internet.
How to Set Up Your Modem Connection. How to Set Up Your Internet Connection. How to Start, Check, and Stop Your InternetConnection. How to Install and Use AOL Instant Messenger.

8. Using Netscape Communicator.
How to Configure Netscape Communicator. How to Set Up Netscape Messenger for Email. How to Send a Mail Message with Netscape Messenger. How to Receive and Reply to Email. How to Read Usenet News. How to Browse, Download, and Print with Navigator.

9. Sending and Receiving Fax Documents.
How to Configure fax. How to Fax with OpenLinux.

10. Word Processing with OpenLinux.
How to Use the kedit Program. How to Start and Use CriSPlite. How to Start and Use emacs. How to Spell Check Documents.

11. Getting Started with StarOffice.
How to Install and Start StarOffice. How to Install a Printer for StarOffice. How to Manage the StarOffice Desktop. How to Use StarOffice Templates. How to Use StarOffice's AutoPilot.

12. Getting Started with StarWriter.
How to Create, Format, and Save a StarWriter Document. How to Open, Spell-Check, and Print Your Document. How to Create a Business Letter. How to Customize a Personal Letter. How to Import and Export a Document.

13. Getting Started with StarCalc.
How to Create, Format, and Save a StarCalc Spreadsheet. How to Graph Your Spreadsheet Data. How to Create a Personalized Calendar. How to Share Spreadsheet Graphs. How to Share Spreadsheet Data.

14. Getting Started with StarOffice Presentations.
How to Use the Presentation AutoPilot. How to Create a Certificate. How to Create a Business Project. How to Export Your Impress Document.

15. Capturing and Creating Graphics.
How to Capture a Window or Desktop. How to View Graphic Images. How to Open a Graphic with GIMP. How to Edit Graphics with the kpaint Client. How to Convert Graphics.

16. Printing Text Files and Graphics.
How to Install a Printer. How to Print Text Files. How to Print Graphic Images.

17. Setting Schedules and Using Productivity Programs.
How to Start and Configure Calculators. How to Use Kjots. How to Take Notes with Knotes. How to Track Time with Karm. How to Use the plan Client.

18. Playing Music and Watching TV.
How to Play a Music CD. How to Play MIDI Karaoke Music. How to Play Animations or Movies. How to Install, Configure, and Use the RealPlayer Client.

19. Playing Games.
How to Start and Play KDE Games. How to Start and Play Board Games. How to Start and Play LinCity. How to Start and Play Action Games.

20. Starting and Running DOS Programs with DR-OpenDOS.
Configure dosemu and DR-OpenDOS.How to Use DR-OpenDOS Help.

Appendix A. Installing Caldera OpenLinux.
Will Linux Run on My Computer? How Do I Install OpenLinux? How Do I Start Linux? Installing Linux. Configuring the X Window System. Starting an X11 Session.

Appendix B. Adding Miscellaneous Hardware.
Configuring OpenLinux for Sound. Adding a Parallel-Port Zip Drive. Setting Up OpenLinux for the Palm Computer.

Appendix C. Internet Resources for Linux and OpenLinux.
Usenet Resources. WWW Resources. Mailing Lists.

Appendix D. Glossary.
Appendix E. GNU General Public License.
Preamble. GNU General Public License. Linux and the GNU system. The FreeBSD Copyright.

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