Linux For Dummies

Linux For Dummies

by Richard Blum

Paperback(10th ed.)

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With an influx of first-time Linux users comes the need for guidance laid out in simple everyday terms. The Linux For Dummies series has provided the backbone for beginning Linux user information for years. This book expands on this history by providing up-to-date guidance and information about the current popular Linux distributions. Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition focuses on two types of Linux distributions currently popular with beginners: Ubuntu and Mint.

Updates include:

  • Updating to focus on currently popular Linux distributions Mint and Ubuntu
  • Updating to address USB boot and VirtualBox boot
  • Updating for new GNOME and KDE Plasma desktop features and tools
  • Updating for new Network Manager tool for connecting to networks
  • Updating to latest LibreOffice office suite of software
  • Adding chapter on creating simple shell scripts
  • Replacing Ten Steps to building a Samba server with Building your own web server, a more popular topic these days

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119704256
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Edition description: 10th ed.
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Blum has been both a systems and network administrator over the past 20 years. He has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, and has helped design and maintain a 3,500-user network. Richard is an expert in working with and programming Linux.

Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet.

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux.

Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux.

Chapter 3: Installing Linux.

Chapter 4: Examining the GNOME Desktop.

Chapter 5: Examining the KDE Desktop.

Part II: Getting Up to Speed with Linux.

Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem.

Chapter 7: Using the Filesystem.

Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.

Part III: Getting Things Done.

Chapter 9: Using the Internet.

Chapter 10: E-Mailing the World.

Chapter 11: Putting the X in Text.

Chapter 12: Word Processing and More with OpenOffi

Chapter 13: Messing with Audio.

Chapter 14: Messing with Video and Graphics.

Chapter 15: Playing with Google Gadgets.

Part IV: Junior Administrator Boot Camp.

Chapter 16: Adding Software to Linux.

Chapter 17: Working without the GUI.

Chapter 18: Basic System Administration.

Chapter 19: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box.

Chapter 20: The Virtual World.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Steps to Setting Up a Samba Server.

Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Tips.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Common Linux Commands.

Appendix B: About the DVD.


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