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Linux For Dummies, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-04793-4
422 pages
July 2006
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Thinking about switching to Linux but find the prospect too daunting? Many people think it takes years of practice to become a Linux user. Actually, only takes a few tries to become fluent in the system and take advantage of all of its capabilities!

Linux For Dummies, 7th Edition shows you the ins and outs that you need to master in order to build a smoothly functioning Linux system—and gives you the know-how and confidence to use it. This easy-to-read guide walks you through installation, using tools, securing systems, and more. Providing a general overview of the program as well as basic instructions, you’ll have the tools you need to:

  • Install and configure Linux
  • Connect to the internet
  • Browse the Web with Firefox
  • Manipulate files and directories
  • Understand and use the Linux filesystem
  • Download and install software to Linux
  • Choose a secure password
  • Work without the GUI
  • View and edit text files
  • Take full advantage of OpenOffice.org
  • Control and use your multimedia

Packed with troubleshooting tips and steps for recovering data with Knoppix, along with a bonus DVD that includes full Fedora Core and Knoppix distributions and ISO images of Linspire, Five-O, SUSE Xandros, ad Mandriva, Linux For Dummies, 7th Edition is the authoritative reference to this classic system!

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