Linux For Dummies

Linux For Dummies

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by Richard Blum
     
 

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One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite

Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can't be wrong. If you've been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two

Overview

One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite

Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can't be wrong. If you've been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers. The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.

  • Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.
  • Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers
  • Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment
  • Get acquainted with the Linux command line

If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470467015
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
845,083
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Richard Blum has been both a systems and network administrator over the past 20 years. He has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, and has helped design and maintain a 3,500-user network. Richard is an expert in working with and programming Linux.

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Linux For Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Init99 More than 1 year ago
This book is good for basic computer users coming to, or wanting to try Linux. It is a beginners book so don't expect it to much from it. Once you have finished this book, you might want to move on to the Linux Bible. You can setup Linux on Windows / Mac .. In Oracle (VM) Virtualbox and practice with your Dummy book. Once you are ready, you can install Linux on another computer, or dual both Windows & Linux. Some lite Linux distributions of Linux that are easy and fun to use are MX15 Fusion, Linux lite, Puppy linux and so on. You can usually download what is called a "Live" (boot) CD/DVD and try a distro, before installing it. Have fun and enjoy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's ok for just starter but if you have little bit just little bit of computer knowledge i would recommend  linux bible and 3 star means good but good for starter if you want to know really basic of linux and will not  study into deep this book is good
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