Linux Starter Kit, 2nd Edition
Product Author Bios
BrainStorm, Inc. (www.BrainStormInc.com) is the exclusive Novell Authorized End-User Training Partner, providing end-user training and materials for any Novell application that hits the computer desktop, including GroupWise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Novell Linux Desktop, and OpenOffice.org. BrainStorm's team of trainers, education consultants, managers, and technical gurus also uses its unique hands-on training services and materials to train users on other popular software, including software from Microsoft, Corel, Adobe, and GWAVA. Throughout its 11 years of experience, BrainStorm has been around the world training users in both small organizations and extremely large enterprise organizations like the United States Department of Justice.
Linux® Starter Kit
Everything you need to start learning Linux today!
SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Desktop 10
Complete SUSE Linux on DVD
- No long downloads
Quick Start Guide
- Easy step-by-step installation
- For visual learners
- Keep Windows® on your computer
Complete SUSE® Linux® Distribution on DVD includes the Firefox web browser, the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, the GIMP graphics editing tool, and much, much more!
Quick Start Guide provides clear, step-by-step installation instructions and a concise overview of the basics of working with SUSE Linux.
Video How-To Lessons from BrainStorm quickly and clearly show visual learners how to work with files, folders, applications, peripherals, and networks in Linux
Dual-Boot Option lets you keep Microsoft Windows® on your computer, as well as all your files and Windows applications.
Get Started Fast
- No download–just install SUSE Linux from the DVD
- Easy, step-by-step installation
A Complete Linux Desktop
- Surf the web with Firefox
- Create Microsoft Word-compatible documents, Excel-compatible spreadsheets, and Powerpoint-compatible presentations with OpenOffice.org
Work With Digital Media
- Manage all your digital photographs, videos, and MP3s
- Create and edit professional-level graphics with GIMP
Set Up Networking
- Configure and manage a home network
- Protect your network with a firewall
Minimum System Requirements:
- Personal computer with an Intel Pentium III or compatible processor
- 256MB physical RAM
- 800MB disk space
- 800x600 display resolution
The Linux software included on this DVD is a full-featured evaluation version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. This software is licensed for limited evaluation purposes and does not include access to software updates or to any technical support. If you are interested in purchasing SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, which includes support and maintenance, you can buy a subscription at shop.novell.com. More information is available at www.novell.com/products/desktop/eval.html.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I'm not sure of suitability for intended audience,
Obviously you could just download Suse 10.1 for free, but that does take a significant amount of time, and you'd miss the pretty packaging and the booklet.
This might make a nice gift for Uncle Fred and Aunt Suzy to introduce them to Linux (assuming they have a DVD, of course). It's a lot classier than handing them a home burned DVD or CD set labeled with a magic marker, isn't it?
But don't expect that you are going to walk away and they'll sail through this with perfect ease. I gave Suse a 8GB partition, which is pretty generous considering that the box says 500MB is minimum and 2.5GB is recommended. The default partitioning seemed reasonable, but even during the installation the system was issuing dire warnings about low disk space.
(The Quick Start Guide does say that 20GB is a more realistic choice.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
good kit but there are better ways to "try out" linux,
Along these lines, the DVD that comes with the "Linux Starter Kit" has about 3G of rpms in the ./suse directory. These will unpack to give you a full-blown enterprise desktop environment - all from the DVD. On a personal note, I am not as much a fan of the binary-based distributions of Linux/ UNIX. I like pkgsrc, portage and the like and thus tend to gravitate towards Gentoo... Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Question to Reviewer / USer of SuSE Linux 10.1,
Can anyone who has read this book please help us and comment on whether the SuSE Linux 10.1 DVD included in this book also contains this major weakness ... ?
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Table of Contents
The Linux Starter Kit includes everything the new Linux user needs to start learning Linux today:
A full-featured version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on DVD, with a full array of end-user productivity tools -- from the Firefox web browser, to the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, to the GIMP graphics editing tool
A printed Quick Start Guide that provides clear, step-by-step installation instructions as well as a concise overview of the basics of working with SUSE Linux
More than two hours of video how-to lessons on DVD that quickly and clearly show visual learners how to work with files, folders, applications, peripherals, and networks in Linux
Downloadable Sample Chapter
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