Linux For Dummies

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  • Focusing on Fedora Core 6, this accessible guide shows newcomers how to create a full-featured Linux desktop setup that's comparable to a Windows system
  • Substantially revised and updated with new material on setting up a wireless home network, recycling an old Windows computer as a Linux home-networking server, running Linux on a laptop, editing digital photos, managing and playing audio and video, using open source productivity software, and ...
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Overview

  • Focusing on Fedora Core 6, this accessible guide shows newcomers how to create a full-featured Linux desktop setup that's comparable to a Windows system
  • Substantially revised and updated with new material on setting up a wireless home network, recycling an old Windows computer as a Linux home-networking server, running Linux on a laptop, editing digital photos, managing and playing audio and video, using open source productivity software, and more
  • The DVD features the full Fedora Core installation and Fedora Core CD ISOs; there's also a coupon for readers who prefer to get Fedora Core on CD-ROM
  • A companion Web site provides installation options and information on other popular Linux distributions, including SuSE, Mandriva, Linspire, Knoppix, and Ubuntu

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470116494
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Dee-Ann LeBlanc, RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), is a writer, course developer, journalist, and trainer who specializes in Linux. Although these various professions may sound scattered, they in fact reinforce one another by allowing her to see what people are doing with Linux in the real world and where they need help. In the past, she has been the Linux Games editor for the Linux Journal, the Desktop editor for LinuxToday.com, and has written and held positions with a number of other Linux and technology publications such as Computer Power User magazine. She has also written numerous books about Linux. Today, she is the SplunkBase Knowledge Manager for Splunk (www.splunk.com), an IT search company. It is her job to build a community around SplunkBase (www.splunkbase.com) that fills this IT troubleshooting resource with world-class content.

Richard Blum has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years as a network and systems administrator. During that time, he’s had the opportunity to work with lots of different computer products, including Windows, Netware, Cisco, Avaya, different flavors of UNIX, and of course, Linux. Over the years, he’s also volunteered for several non-profit organizations to help support small networks that had little financial support. Rich is the author of several Linux-based books for total Linux geeks, and a couple of Windows-based books for programmers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Getting Your Feet Wet 7
Ch. 1 Getting Acquainted with Linux 9
Ch. 2 Prepping Your Computer for Linux 19
Ch. 3 Installing Fedora Core 39
Ch. 4 Installing Other Distributions 63
Ch. 5 Booting and Stopping Linux 73
Ch. 6 Dip in Those Toes 83
Pt. II Internet NOW 107
Ch. 7 Connecting to the Internet 109
Ch. 8 Surfing the Web and Managing E-Mail 125
Ch. 9 Cool Internet Tools 143
Pt. III Getting Up to Speed with Linux 153
Ch. 10 Manipulating Files and Directories 155
Ch. 11 Working without the GUI 181
Ch. 12 Gettin' Gooey with the GUIs 199
Ch. 13 Putting the X in Text 213
Ch. 14 Word Processing and More with OpenOffice.org 223
Ch. 15 Multimedia Wow! 257
Pt. IV Sinking Your Teeth into Linux 283
Ch. 16 Checking Out the Linux File System 285
Ch. 17 Adding Software to Linux 303
Ch. 18 A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box 313
Pt. V The Part of Tens 327
Ch. 19 Eleven Troubleshooting Tips 329
Ch. 20 Ten Superior Sources of Linux Information 341
Pt. VI Appendixes 347
App. A Common Linux Commands 349
App. B: About the DVD-ROM 355
Index 361
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