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  • The perfect introduction to Linux for unsophisticated Windows users who know nothing more than how to point and click, cut and paste, and drag and drop!
  • Includes the remarkably user-friendly Mepis Linux on a bootable CD: allows a reader to test-drive Linux without having to install it.
  • Packaged with an instructional DVD that makes learning Linux as easy as turning on the TV!

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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-148872-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-148872-4

This book is a simple, highly illustrated introduction to the Linux Desktop forWindows users. It is filled with screenshots and short, easy-to-followdescriptions that teach readers how to replace common Windows programswith user-friendly Linux equivalents. It covers a wide range of topics includingemail, web-browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations,graphics, instant messaging, digital photography, digital music, CD burning,personal finance, games and more. Readers can actually watch Miller do all ofthis with the integrated videos on DVD. And the "Point and Click Linux"guarantee ensures that readers will have Linux up and runningin 5 minutes with the bootable Mepis Linux CD.Leo Laporte will write the Forward and provide a cover endorsement.

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K3b—Easy CD Burning Program for Linux

Table of Contents

Forward.

Introduction.

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.

APPENDICES.

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.

Index.

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