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 email@example.com.