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Is Linux Really FREE? The GPL. So What Do I Gain? What Do I Lose? Some Tips on Using this Book. Help Me! About the CD. It's My Philosophy. Resources.
Getting Linux. Getting a Free Copy of Linux. Dual Booting. Preserving Your Data. A Linux-Only System. Windows on Linux. Breaking Free! Resources.
Getting Ready for Your Installation. Hardware Considerations. Dual Booting Revisited. An Installation Comparison. A Mandrake Linux Install. Putting On The Red Hat. A SuSE Install. Not So Tough Installs. Starting and Stopping Linux. And Now… Linux! Resources.
Getting to Know You…KDE. Logging In. Becoming One with the Desktop. Your First Application. Windows, Title Bars, and Menus, Oh My! Resizing Windows. Command Central. A Polite Introduction to the Command Line. Changing Your Password. Konquest of the Desktop.
Files, Directories, and the Root of All Things. Wherever You Go…. Enhancing Konqueror. Uh, Roger, Copy That… Creating New Directories. Copying Files and Directories (and Moving, Too!) Deleting Files and Directories. My World, My Way. Making Your Home a Home.
I Am Sovereign of All I Survey… Save My Screen, Please! Moving Things Around. Is That a Theme or a Motif? Adding Icons and Shortcuts to Your Desktop. Miscellaneous Changes.
Linux and Security. Kpackage. RPMs, the Shell Way. Look, Use the Source. The Extract and Build Five-Step. Resources.
Yes, It Runs with Linux! Plug and Play. Getting Familiar with Your Hardware. Printers and Printing. Modems versus Winmodems. What? More Devices? Resources.
Before You Begin. Getting on the Net. Connecting to the Net with a Modem. Okay, I'm Connected Now What? What about My Windows Friends? Resources.
Be Prepared… Kmail. Let's Communicate! Evolution. Other Options. Resources.
Konqueror. Cool Konqueror Tricks. Mozilla. Wrapping up. Resources.
Mandrake Update. Red Hat up2date. SuSE's Online Update. Ximian's Red Carpet. The Not-So-Final Word on Updates. Resources.
OpenOffice.org Writer. Write Now! Toolbars of Every Kind. Help! To Word or Not to Word? Personalizing Your Environment. Running on AutoPilot. Navigating Style. Speaking of Document Elements… More!Give Me More! Other Options. Resources.
Starting a New Spreadsheet and Entering Data. Basic Math. Saving Your Work. Complex Charts and Graphs, Oh My! Alternatives. Resources.
Getting Ready to Impress. Instant Web Presentations. So What's with the Penguin? Extra! Extra! Resources.
Working with a Digital Camera. Scanning. Optical Character Recognition. Welcome to the GIMP. Printing Your Masterpiece. Tools, Tools, and More Tools.
Adjusting the Levels. KsCD, the KDE CD Player. XMMS. Noatun. Ripping and Burning Songs. K3b for a Friendlier Burn. Lights, Camera, Action: Moving Pictures. Playing the MS-Only Plugin Game. Then, There's Mplayer! Using MPlayer as a Browser Plugin. It's a Wrap! Resources.
Security Revisited. Take Me out to the Arcade. Deal those Cards, Ace. B-4. Miss. E-7. Hit! Educational Games. 3D Accelerated Fun. More Games! I Need More Games! Resources.
An Easy Start. Working with Files. A Peek at Metacharacters. File Permissions in the Shell. Standard Input and Standard Output. Pipes and Piping. Working with Directories. More on File Permissions. User and Group Ownership. Who Can Do What? Finding Anything. Forging on… References.
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