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Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds

Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds

by David Brickner
     
 

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For years, computer users have put up with the bugs, security holes, and viruses on Windows because they had no choice. Until recently, there has never been a good alternative to Windows. But now, Windows users can switch to Linux, the reliable, secure, and spyware free operating system. Linux is easy to use, runs on almost any PC, and enables you to perform all

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For years, computer users have put up with the bugs, security holes, and viruses on Windows because they had no choice. Until recently, there has never been a good alternative to Windows. But now, Windows users can switch to Linux, the reliable, secure, and spyware free operating system. Linux is easy to use, runs on almost any PC, and enables you to perform all the tasks you can do with Windows.Getting to know Linux has never been easier, because now there's a way to test-drive Linux without changing, installing, or configuring a thing on your computer. It's called Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds.This latest release from O'Reilly comes with a Live CD called Move, that allows Windows users to try all the features of Mandrake Linux, a popular Linux distribution without the hassle of actually installing Linux. Users simply place the Move CD into their CD drive, boot from the disc, then watch an entire Mandrake system run on the fly from the CD-ROM.Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds is a detailed step-by-step guide to the Linux operating system and several popular open source programs. With this guide you can quickly learn how to use Linux to perform the tasks you do most: surf the web, send and receive email, instant message with friends, write letters, create spreadsheets, and even how to enhance your digital photos.Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds provides both home and business users with a hassle-free way to investigate this operating system before they purchase and install a complete Linux distribution.

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You’ve heard people rave about Linux. Maybe you’ve heard some horror stories, too. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see for yourself, on your current PC, without touching your existing Windows installation? If you like what you see, then switch. Don’t like it? No harm, no foul. That’s the idea of this book and CD-ROM package. Test Driving Linux comes with a CD-ROM that’ll boot your computer into Linux without any muss, fuss, complicated installations, or risk.

Once you’ve placed the CD in your drive and restarted, David Brickner efficiently walks you through all the tools you’re likely to need: web browsing and email, MP3 burning and CD ripping, word processing and spreadsheets, image editing, even personal finance. With the KDE graphical interface, you might occasionally forget you’re not running Windows. But the absence of viruses, spyware, and expense will remind you. Bill Camarda, from the July 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596552985
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/13/2005
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

David Brickner is an editor of Linux and Open Source books at O'Reilly Media, Inc. Prior to that he worked as a Windows system administrator for eight years. He has used Linux servers since 1998, and run it as his full-time desktop for the past four years. David lives close to Boston, MA with his wife Claire and two well-behaved cats. He enjoys reading Fantasy and Science-Fiction books, eating his own pumpkin bread, and going to the movies with Claire. David wishes his hobbies were woodworking and camping, but he hasn't done enough of either for this to be true. David did not vote for Bush in any election.

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