Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!

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9780321159984: Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!

This book is a user guide for the Linux desktop, specifically geared toward the KDE desktop, and covering the most popular desktop tools. It covers getting on the Internet, e-mail, Web browsers, office applications (word processors, spreadsheets, presentations -- primarily the OpenOffice.org suite), playing and ripping songs, burning CDs, watching movies, playing games, and so on. The author provides the perfect way to really check out and get under the hood of Linux by including a special bootable Linux CD (Knoppix) -- not one you install from, but rather one you can just boot and run without reinstalling.

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Say goodbye to Windows® crashes, viruses, hassles, and cost!

Moving to Linux can help you migrate from Windows to Linux in just hours! By the time you've finished, you'll be able to do virtually anything in Linux-without the aggravation, crashes, security risks, or high costs of running Windows!

This is not a book for techies! It's a book for people like you: people who write documents, create spreadsheets, surf the Web, send emails, listen to CDs, play games-and want to do it simply in Linux, without becoming technical experts!

  • Convert your Windows PC to a Linux system that does more for less money-one step at a time
  • Browse the Internet, send and receive email, even send instant messages using your existing AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! accounts
  • Connect your digital camera or scanner
  • Rip music, burn and play CDs
  • Discover the world of Linux games: from solitaire to flight simulators, and beyond

There's more!! Write, calculate, and present with OpenOffice.org, the free office suite for Linux that can also read and write all of your existing Microsoft Office documents.

Say goodbye to expensive software upgrades, burdensome Microsoft licensing, Windows viruses, and "blue screens of death." Say hello to computing the way it's supposed to be—with Linux!

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Includes special bootable Linux "Knoppix" CD: prove the power, simplicity, and value of Linux to yourself without touching your current Windows system!

About the Author:

Marcel Gagné is best known as the award-winning author of Linux Journal's "Cooking with Linux" series, for which he received the Readers' Choice award for favorite column two years in a row. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Linux System Administration: A User's Guide, also published by Addison-Wesley.

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