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Linux is becoming more and more popular, but the installation can often be daunting for new users. Linux in Easy Steps to the rescue! Following this book’s simple instructions, readers quickly install Linux, learn to explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches important know-how, like how to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide readers through the OpenOffice business suite and media ...

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Overview

Linux is becoming more and more popular, but the installation can often be daunting for new users. Linux in Easy Steps to the rescue! Following this book’s simple instructions, readers quickly install Linux, learn to explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches important know-how, like how to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide readers through the OpenOffice business suite and media applications, letting them enjoy the Web, music, video, and graphics. Later chapters show how to use the Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of the operating system, allowing readers total control over their Linux system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783964
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: In Easy Steps Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents


Getting started     7
Introducing Linux     8
Choosing a Linux distro     10
Evaluating hardware     12
Making space for Linux     14
Beginning installation     16
Partitioning the disk     18
Creating a user account     20
Completing installation     22
Summary     24
Exploring the desktop     25
Adjusting the taskbar     26
Launching applications     28
Changing screen resolution     30
Choosing a background     32
Customizing windows     34
Enabling system sounds     36
Using multiple desktops     38
Getting help     40
Summary     42
Touring the filesystem     43
Meeting the directory tree     44
Recognizing directories     46
Navigating with File Browser     50
Handling files     52
Creating shortcuts     54
Locating files     56
Understanding permissions     58
Summary     60
Running office applications     61
Creating documents     62
Exporting documents     64
Creating spreadsheets     66
Creating presentations     68
Creating charts & graphs     70
Creating databases     72
Querying table data     74
Sending & reading email     76
Summary     78
Running media applications     79
Browsing the web     80
Messaging online     82
Phoning over the internet     84
Watching video     86
Playing music     88
Burning disks     90
Creating graphics     92
Adding more applications     94
Summary     96
Commanding the shell     97
Invoking the terminal     98
Becoming the superuser     100
Customizing the shell prompt     102
Changing the run level     104
Revealing shell variables     106
Launching apps from the shell     108
Navigating at the prompt     110
Operating on directories     112
Summary     114
Handling files in the shell     115
Managing files     116
Examining file properties      118
Comparing files     120
Finding files     122
Reading text files     124
Creating & editing text files     126
Manipulating text content     128
Matching text patterns     130
Summary     132
Performing shell operations     133
Handling archives     134
Making backups     136
Examining filesystems     138
Controlling processes     140
Working with accounts     142
Setting access permissions     144
Installing packages     146
Getting the date and time     148
Summary     150
Networking with the shell     151
Connecting across a network     152
Communicating on the network     154
Transferring files     156
Switching shell consoles     158
Sending network messages     160
Printing from the shell     162
Evaluating expressions     164
Scripting for the shell     166
Summary     168
Command reference     169
Symbols     170
A - C commands     171
D - F commands     173
F - I commands     175
J - L commands     177
M - N commands     178
P commands     179
R commands     180
S commands     181
T commands     183
U - V commands     185
W - Z commands     186
Index     187
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