Linux For Dummies 7th Edition

From the Back Cover
Use the DVD to sample Linux without installing
Pick a flavor and see what this stable, economical operating system can do!

If you’ve ever wondered whether the Linux penguin knew something you should know, here’s where to find out. This plain-English guide walks you through installing Linux, using the desktop and tools like OpenOffice.org, securing your system, and more. You even get to check out seven different Linux flavors and pick the one you like best.

Discover how to
– Prepare your computer and install Linux
– Choose and set up software
– Connect to the Internet
– Explore Skype® phone service
– Use the GNOME and KDE desktops
– Work with multimedia tools

About the Author
Dee-Ann LeBlanc, RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), is a writer, course developer, journalist, and trainer who specializes in Linux. While these various professions may sound scattered, they in fact reinforce one another by allowing her to see what people are doing with Linux in the real world and where they need help. She is the Linux Games editor for the Linux Journal, the Desktop editor for LinuxToday.com, and is the author of numerous books on Linux and other computer topics. Dee-Ann has also been a regular contributor to Computer Power User magazine for two years, writing this publication’s Linux content.

When Dee-Ann isn’t teaching, developing course materials, writing technical nonfiction or fantasy fiction, interviewing interesting people, chatting about Linux online or at conferences, or trying in one way or another to save the world, she hikes with her dogs and experiments on her husband Rob with new recipes. See the latest that Dee-Ann’s up to and join her readers’ mailing list at www.Dee-AnnLeBlanc.com and http://dee-ann.blog-city.com/. Contact Dee-Ann at dee@renaissoft.com.

Related Articles

Linux For Dummies 6th Edition

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 However, there’s one scary term applied to them—outdated!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!

Linux For Dummies 8th Edition

– Focusing on Fedora Core 6, this accessible guide shows newcomers how to create a full-featured Linux desktop setup that’s comparable to a Windows system
– Substantially revised and updated with new material on setting up a wireless home network, recycling an old Windows computer as a Linux home-networking server, running Linux on a laptop, editing digital photos, managing and playing audio and video, using open source productivity software, and more
– The DVD features the full Fedora Core installation and Fedora Core CD ISOs; there’s also a coupon for readers who prefer to get Fedora Core on CD-ROM
– A companion Web site provides installation options and information on other popular Linux distributions, including SuSE, Mandriva, Linspire, Knoppix, and Ubuntu

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

SUSE Linux 9 3 for Dummies

This easy-to-understand book for beginning SUSE Linux users starts off with step-by-step installation instructions and a discussion of what happens when the system is started for the first timeExplains how to use SUSE on the desktop, work with the file manager, connect to the Internet, and set up a home networkTopics addressed include performing everyday tasks, such as browsing the Web; reading e-mail and newsgroups; and using the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite and multimedia applicationsOffers details on basic system administration and security and shows how to add new software and keep the system up to date with YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) and YaST Online Update (YOU)The DVD contains SUSE 9.3 Special Edition

Linux for Dummies 9th Edition

One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite
Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can’t be wrong. If you’ve been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers.

The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.

Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.
Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers
Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment
Get acquainted with the Linux command line

If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.

Linux for Dummies 5th Edition

Linux All-in-One For Dummies explains everything you need to get up and running with the popular Linux operating system. Written in the friendly and accessible For Dummies style, the book ideal for new and intermediate Linux users, as well as anyone studying for level-1 Linux certification. The eight minibooks inside cover the basics of Linux, interacting with it, networking issues, Internet services, administration, security, scripting, and level-1 certification.

Covers every major topic for anyone just getting familiar with Linux
Includes a test-prep section for passing the level-1 Linux certification exam
Written by the expert author of more than thirty books, including CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 3rd Edition
Including everything beginners need to know to get started with Linux, Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition is the ultimate resource and reference for aspiring professionals.