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Linux in the WorkPlace: How to use Linux in Your Office

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Linux in the Workplace introduces Linux users to the desktop capabilities of Linux and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) graphical user interface, a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Includes information on how to use email and surf the Internet; perform general office-related tasks; work with the command line; and much more.

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Overview

Linux in the Workplace introduces Linux users to the desktop capabilities of Linux and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) graphical user interface, a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for UNIX workstations. Includes information on how to use email and surf the Internet; perform general office-related tasks; work with the command line; and much more.

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Linux offers the potential to save several hundred dollars in software costs per desktop -- if only you could cut down on the user training costs. This book might just be your solution.

Business Linux users need radically different information than most Linux books dish out. Enter Linux in the Workplace: the most non-technical Linux book we’ve seen. It’s thoroughly focused on end-users, not administrators (so you’ll learn how to use printers and Web connections, not how to manage a Linux-based network). Best of all, its author team works at a company that’s already made the transition to Linux on the desktop -- so they understand what it’s like.

The authors focus on several key productivity tools that run under (or with) the KDE desktop. You’ll find a practical introduction to the OpenOffice/StarOffice suite, likely to be your workhorse Linux productivity software. There’s also complete coverage of the Konqueror web browser, including “meat-and-potatoes” browsing, bookmarks, saving and printing web pages, and customization.

You’ll also find solid coverage of both KOrganizer and Kmail, which together can substitute for much of Outlook. (We might’ve liked coverage of the powerful Ximian Evolution personal information manager, but we can see how adding this GNOME application to a KDE-oriented book might have caused confusion.)

Once your people are swimming nicely in the Linux environment, you might consider supplementing this book with deeper information (for example, the same publisher’s The Book of OpenOffice). But this is the book that’ll help you make it through the transition. (Bill Camarda)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886411869
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 11/1/1902
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii
Chapter 1 Learning about the Pieces 1
Chapter 2 Logging In and Moving Around 5
Chapter 3 Managing Files 21
Chapter 4 Getting Organized 45
Chapter 5 The OpenOffice Suite 71
Chapter 6 Alternative Office Software 97
Chapter 7 Working with Graphics 117
Chapter 8 More on Graphics: The GIMP 135
Chapter 9 Communication: Working with Email, Usenet News, and Faxes 153
Chapter 10 Accessing the Web 187
Chapter 11 Customizing Your Desktop 217
Chapter 12 Making Job Backups 257
Chapter 13 Using the Command Line 267
Appendix A OpenOffice Default Key Bindings/Keyboard Shortcuts 293
Appendix B What Does What: Matching Your Task with the Appropriate Program 301
Appendix C Creating and Maintaining a GPG Key for KMail 305
Index 309
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