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Linux For Dummies

Leblanc, Dee-Ann

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ISBN 10: 0764579371 / ISBN 13: 9780764579370
Published by Hungry Minds Inc, Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2005
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Title: Linux For Dummies

Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc, Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: CD Included

Edition: Sixth Edition.

Book Type: Trade Paperback

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Synopsis:

Previous editions of Linux For Dummies have garnered rave reviews. However, there’s one scary term applied to them—outdated! The 6th Edition remedies that with easy-to-understand information on the latest version of the most popular Linux distributions, including Fedora Core, SuSE, Mandrake, Xandros, Linspire, and Knoppix. This guide walks you though installing, configuring, tuning, and using each version of Linux, the low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems. You’ll discover how to:

  • Prep your computer for Linux
  • Boot and stop Linux
  • Connect to the Internet, e-mail, surf the Web, and access and use cool Internet tools
  • Manage files and directories
  • Do word processing and more with Open Office.org
  • Updated material includes:
  • Info on the wireless Internet connection
  • Coverage of the new SELinux infrastructure, an important new security feature
  • Updated GNOME and KDE coverage

Written by Dee-Ann LeBlanc, award-winning author of numerous books and articles and author or coauthor of the popular previous editions of Linux For Dummies, this edition not only guides you step by step, it also includes an appendix of common Linux commands and a comprehensive index so you can find what you need to know without taking extra steps.

The bonus DVD includes:

  • The full, installable version of Fedora Core 3 and Knoppix
  • ISO images (that will save hours of downloading time) for SUSE live, Mandrake full version, Xandros Open Circulation version, and Linspire full version

If you want to explore the different distributions of Linux, this is the guide for you!

From the Back Cover:

Pick your favorite flavor and install Linux today!

Configure Linux, set up your Internet connection, and start getting things done

Get ready to explore the wonderful world of Linux! This plain-English guide covers six of the most popular Linux distributions Fedora™ Core, SUSE™, Mandrake™, Xandros®, Linspire™, and Knoppix and shows you how to install each of them. Secure your system, find your way around the Internet, manage your files, use cool multimedia tools and OpenOffice.org, and even go wireless!

Discover how to:

  • Prep your computer and Install the six Linux distributions covered
  • Work with the six most popular distributions
  • Set up your Internet connection and get online
  • Compare GNOME™ and KDE™ desktops
  • Manipulate files and directories

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