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Ready to explore the wonderful world of Linux? This is the place to start! Just follow the advice in this handy guide, and in no time you'll have your personalized Linux system installed and configured, know your way around the GNOME and KDE interfaces, be hooked up to the Internet, and start impressing your friends.
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Overview

Ready to explore the wonderful world of Linux? This is the place to start! Just follow the advice in this handy guide, and in no time you'll have your personalized Linux system installed and configured, know your way around the GNOME and KDE interfaces, be hooked up to the Internet, and start impressing your friends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470116494
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • 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)

Table of Contents

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 Linux distributions 65
Ch. 5 Booting and stopping Linux 95
Ch. 6 Checking out those desktops 105
Ch. 7 Configuring Linux 133
Ch. 8 Connecting to the Internet 149
Ch. 9 Using the Internet 165
Ch. 10 Manipulating files and directories 193
Ch. 11 Checking out the Linux filesystem 215
Ch. 12 Adding software to Linux 233
Ch. 13 A secure Linux box is a happy Linux box 263
Ch. 14 Working without the GUI 277
Ch. 15 Gettin' gooey with the GUIs 293
Ch. 16 Putting the X in text 309
Ch. 17 Word-processing and more with OpenOffice.org 317
Ch. 18 Multimedia wow! 345
Ch. 19 Windows-only media formats and programs 359
Ch. 20 Ten troubleshooting tips 369
Ch. 21 Ten cool uses for Knoppix 379
App. A Common Linux commands 395
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2004

    Skip Dummies and Get Linux for Non-Geeks

    This book was one big disapointment!! It went to far into the comand line for 'dummies'. I like Linux for Non-Geeks, it takes you through setting up your computer step by step, and makes everything easy to understand.

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