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"Robin's book will show you the benefits of switching to Linux immediately. Your computer will run faster and more reliably than you ever believed possible. Surfing the net will no longer be an exercise in paranoia. And you'll discover a whole new world of powerful, free software that can run rings around the programs available for Windows."
From the Foreword by Leo Laporte, Host of Call for Help on G4TechTV Canada and The Tech Guy on KFI 640 AM Los Angeles
The perfect gift for that Linux beginner in your life!
Have Linux up and running in 5 minutes or less with the incredible SimplyMEPIS bootable CD-ROM
Easy-to-follow videos on DVD
Linux made easy... incredibly easy!
Tired of Windows viruses, spyware, licensing hassles, and high costs? Try Linux!
Not sure Linux is up to the job? It is. Not sure you can learn Linux? You can. Linux expert and Open Source Developers' Network (OSDN) editor-in-chief, Robin "Roblimo" Miller, will teach you Linux the easy way: using the point-and-click skills you already have!
With the bootable SimplyMEPIS Linux software included on CD, you'll be running Linux in 5 minutes...no formatting, no partitioning, no technical hassles... just insert the CD, reboot your computer, and you're ready to go!!!
You don't need to be a computer expert! With Roblimo's step-by-step instructions and how-to videos, you'll master everything from word processing to the Web and email, instant messaging to CD burning... you name it.
Linux has never been this easy, this productive, or this much fun!
Navigate Linux visually, the easy way, with KDE
Get on the Web, send email, even build your own Web sites
Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents with OpenOffice.org
Instant-message and chat with all your friendsno matter what network they're on
Import, edit, and manage your digital photos
Burn CDs and DVDs
Play the world's best open source games
Download all the free software you'll ever need
Coexist easily with Windows users
CD features SimplyMEPIS Linux: start running Linux in 5 minutes, and get all the software you need to be productive!
DVD features Roblimo explaining all you need to know in bite-sized video tutorials. All the Linux skills you really need are covered here... just watch, and do!
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SECTION I: GETTING STARTED.
1: What You Can Do with Linux.
2: Running the SimplyMepis CD.
3: Working with Linux: KDE and KWrite.
4: Installing MEPIS Linux on Your Hard Drive.
SECTION II: LINUX APPLICATIONS.
5: KPPP — Easy Modem Dialer Application.
6: Mozilla: Your Key to the Internet.
7: Setting Up and Using Mozilla E-mail.
8: Mozilla Web Browser.
9: Making Web Pages with Mozilla.
10: Introduction to OpenOffice.org: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Slide Presentations, Graphics, and More.
11: OpenOffice.org Writer.
12: OpenOffice.org Presenter.
13: OpenOffice.org Draw.
14: OpenOffice.org Calc: Spreadsheets.
15: OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Office, and StarOffice.
16: CheckBook Tracker — Simple Bookkeeping with Linux.
17: Kopete — IM, IRC, and General Chat.
18: gFTP — An Easy, Powerful FTP Program.
19: K3B — Easy CD Burning Program.
20: The Gimp — Full-featured Graphics Application.
21: Digikam — Importing and Organizing Digital Photos.
22: Games! — Amusements Included with the SimplyMepis CD.
23: Other SimplyMEPIS Applications.
SECTION III: BEYOND THE BASICS.
24: Downloading and Installing Software.
25: Cooperating with Windows.
26: Customizing Linux.
27: Dipping a Toe Into the Command-line Waters.
28: Joining the Linux Community.
Appendix A: Guide to Other Popular Linux Distributions.
Appendix B: Books that Can Help You Become More Proficient with Linux.
Appendix C: About MEPIS and the SimplyMEPIS CD.