Writer: Richard Blum

Published Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-470-46701-5

Edition: 9th (Original Print)

Size: 5.9 MB(rar)


Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet
This part sets the stage and includes an overview of and introduction to the
terms, techniques, and software components that make Linux the raging
software tiger that’s so ready, willing, and able to do its thing. To be a little
more specific, we start out with a Linux overview that explains what Linux
is, where it came from, and how it works. Next, we tackle the various tasks
and activities involved in preparing for and installing Linux on a computer.
After that, we tell you how to give Linux the boot — not to get rid of it by any
means, but rather, to fire up your brand-new system to reach the heights of
computing ecstasy. Finally, we help you find your way around the desktop
and tweak it some to your liking.

Part II: Getting Up to Speed with Linux

In this part, you find out the basics of how to work in Linux. You discover
where various things are stored in your Linux filesystem and how to navigate
your way through it. After you can find your way around, you’ll see how to
find your way out of the system and connect to the Internet.

Part III: Getting Things Done

Linux includes a great many facilities and capabilities, so after you get past
the initial installation and configuration, you probably want to use your
system to do something. Here’s where the doing begins! In this part of the
book, you find out how to use Internet tools like Web browsers (Firefox!),
e-mail, instant messaging, and more. Then you discover how to edit text files,
and then go whole hog with word processors and other office suite programs
thanks to The fun stuff is in this part too, like how to use
audio and video in the Linux world, and how to access software and formats
that you’re told are only available to Windows users.

Part IV: Junior Administrator Boot Camp

In this part of the book, you discover how to take care of your system. You
see how to handle various file formats, how to install new software, and most
important, how to keep your system updated so it’s not vulnerable. You also
find out about basic system administration tasks like creating and managing
user accounts, caring for your filesystem, setting up printing, and more. Then
you find out a bit about keeping your Linux system secure. Hint: As with any
operating system, the most important thing is keeping it up to date!

Part V: The Part of Tens

In this book’s grand climax, we sum up and distill the essence of what you
now know about Linux and its inner workings. Here, you have a chance to
revisit some key troubleshooting tips and tricks for Linux systems, along with
setting up a Samba server so you can share files with another computer



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