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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: AddisonWesley Professional; 01 edition (25 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131853546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131853546
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,646,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The fastest route to true Linux mastery!

You know your way around Windows (or maybe a Mac, or even UNIX). Now, you're ready for Linux.

And you don't have a minute to waste.

Welcome. This book's for you.

Janet Valade has spent thirteen years helping new users master Linux and related technologies. She knows the "magic words" that'll help you get the job done, fast. (And she knows exactly how to keep you out of trouble, too!)

You'll learn Linux through dozens of focused, bite-size examples, each one carefully designed to build on what you've learned before.

Need specific solutions? This book's carefully crafted, high-efficiency format delivers them... instantly. Working on Fedora? Mandrake? SuSE? No matter. This book is for you.

No other introduction to Linux covers this much, this well, this quickly. Dig in, get started, get results!

  • All you need to succeed with Linux―without the hassles!

  • Choose the best Linux distribution for your personal or business needs

  • Get Linux installed quickly and running reliably

  • Handle your day-to-day tasks and efficiently manage your files

  • Master KDE, GNOME, and the Linux command line

  • Write documents and build spreadsheets with OpenOffice.org

  • Set up Web access, email, and instant messaging

  • Work with powerful Linux multimedia and graphics software

  • Find, install, and run new Linux software

  • Set up your printer to work with Linux

  • Supercharge Linux with shell scripts and customized configuration files

Includes concise Linux command reference and quick guide to building powerful Regular Expressions

Spring Into... is a new series of fast-paced tutorials from Addison-Wesley Professional Publishers. Each book in the series is designed to bring you up-to-speed quickly. Complex technologies are reduced to their core components, and each component is treated with remarkable efficiency in one- or two-page spreads. Just the information you need to begin working...now! And because the books are example-rich and easy to navigate, you'll find that they make great on-the-job references after you've mastered the basics.


© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing ?eld. Her background includes experience as a technical writer for several companies, as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering ?rm, and as a systems analyst in a university environment where, for over 10 years, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a state-wide data archive, provided technical support to faculty and staff, wrote numerous technical papers and documentation, and designed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.

Janet currently has two published books―PHP & MySQL for Dummies, Second Edition, and PHP 5 for Dummies. In addition, she has authored chapters for several Linux and Web development books.


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