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Written by Dee-Ann LeBlanc, award-winning author of numerous books and articles and author or coauthor of the popular previous editions of Linux For Dummies, this edition not only guides you step by step, it also includes an appendix of common Linux commands and a comprehensive index so you can find what you need to know without taking extra steps.
The bonus DVD includes:
If you want to explore the different distributions of Linux, this is the guide for you!
Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet.
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux.
Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux.
Chapter 3: Installing Fedora Core.
Chapter 4: Installing Other Linux Distributions.
Chapter 5: Booting and Stopping Linux.
Chapter 6: Checking Out Those Desktops.
Chapter 7: Configuring Linux.
Part II: Internet Now!
Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 9: Using the Internet.
Part III: Getting Up to Speed with Linux.
Chapter 10: Manipulating Files and Directories.
Chapter 11: Checking Out the Linux Filesystem.
Chapter 12: Adding Software to Linux.
Chapter 13: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box.
Chapter 14: Working without the GUI.
Chapter 15: Gettin’ Gooey with the GUIs.
Part IV: Getting Things Done.
Chapter 16: Putting the X in Text.
Chapter 17: Word-Processing and More with OpenOffice.org.
Chapter 18: Multimedia Wow!
Chapter 19: Windows-Only Media Formats and Programs.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Troubleshooting Tips.
Chapter 21: Ten Cool Uses for Knoppix.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Common Linux Commands.
Appendix B: About the DVD-ROM.