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Linux for Non-Geeks, Book + CD

by Rickford Grant, Author
published by Nostarch Press

From the publisher:
A Hands-On, Project-Based, Take-It-Slow Guidebook
by Rickford Grant

This book is for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux For Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more. Readers with only basic experience with Windows or another Linux distribution will learn how to do everything on their Linux machine that they are used to doing with Windows. A complete installation of Fedora Core is included on two CD-ROMs.


About the Author

Rickford Grant has been a computer operating system maniac for over 20 years. From his earliest days with his Atari XL600 to his present Linux machines, he has been the guy at the other end of the computer help line for family, friends and colleagues. When not burning himself out in front of his monitor, or annoying his neighbors with his Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) playing, he spends his working hours as an Associate Professor at Toyama University of International Studies in Japan, where he teaches courses in English Language, Swedish Culture, and English-language-based computing. Rickford Grant's Linux for Non-Geeks website, which contains additional projects, how-to's, errata, and lots of other information about the book is available here.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista—Welcome to the World of Linux
Chapter 2: Making Commitments—Installing Linux on Your Machine
Chapter 3: A New Place to Call Home—Getting to Know the Desktop
Chapter 4: More than Webbed Feet—Doing the Net with Linux
Chapter 5: Dressing Up the Bird—Customizing the Look, Feel, and Sound of Your System
Chapter 6: Gutenbird—Setting Up and Using Your Printer
Chapter 7: Putting Your Data on Ice—Working with Floppies and CDs
Chapter 8: RPM Isn't a 1980s Atlanta-Based Band—Installing Programs with RPM
Chapter 9: Simple Kitten Ways—Getting to Know the Linux Terminal and Command Line
Chapter 10: Yes, Yet Another Way!—Downloading, Installing, and Updating Programs with APT and Synaptic
Chapter 11: Dining on Tarballs—Compiling Programs from Source (Made Kind of Easy)
Chapter 12: Data on Ice Revisited—Windows Partitions and USB Storage Devices
Chapter 13: Tux Rocks—Music a la Linux
Chapter 14: Brush-Wielding Penguins—Linux Does Art
Chapter 15: Penguins Back at Work—Getting Down to Business in Linux
Chapter 16: Font Feathered Frenzy—Adding New Fonts to Your System
Chapter 17: Tux Speaks Your Language—Linux for Multilingual Users and Language Learners
Chapter 18: Tux Untethered—Going Wireless with Linux
Chapter 19: Leaving the Nest—Getting Ready to Move Out on Your Own
Chapter 20: What to Do If Tux Starts Acting Up—Problem Solving
Appendix A: Launcher Specifications
Appendix B: Resources


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