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Linux Desktop Pocket Guide David Brickner

Linux Desktop Pocket Guide By David Brickner

Linux Desktop Pocket Guide by David Brickner

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Using Linux doesn't have to be hard. This book introduces you to the five popular desktop distributions, and covers topics such as configuring video cards screen resolution and wireless networking. It covers laptop issues, and explores desktop apps, including browsers, IM, and email clients with the same functionality as those used on Windows.

Linux Desktop Pocket Guide Summary

Linux Desktop Pocket Guide by David Brickner

While Mac OS X garners all the praise from pundits, and Windows XP attracts all the viruses, Linux is quietly being installed on millions of desktops every year. For programmers and system administrators, business users, and educators, desktop Linux is a breath of fresh air and a needed alternative to other operating systems. The "Linux Desktop Pocket Guide" is your introduction to using Linux on five of the most popular distributions: Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, SUSE, and Ubuntu. Despite what you may have heard, using Linux is not all that hard. Firefox and Konqueror can handle all your web browsing needs; GAIM and Kopete allow you to chat with your friends on the AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! networks; and the email programs. Evolution and Kontact provide the same functionality as Microsoft Outlook, with none of the cost. All of these programs run within the beautiful, feature-packed, and easy-to-use GNOME or KDE desktop environments. No operating system truly "just works," and Linux is no exception. Although Linux is capable of running on most any computing hardware that Microsoft Windows can use, you sometimes need to tweak it just a little to make it work the way you really want. To help you with this task, "Linux Desktop Pocket Guide" covers essential topics, such as configuring your video card, screen resolution, sound, and wireless networking. And laptop users are not left out - an entire section is devoted to the laptop issues of battery life, sleep, and hibernate modes.

About David Brickner

David Brickner is an editor of Linux and Open Source books at O'Reilly Media, Inc., and the author of the beginning Linux user book Test Driving Linux (O'Reilly). He enjoys reading Fantasy and Science-Fiction books, real German gummi bears, and going to the movies with his wife. David wishes his hobbies were woodworking and camping, but he hasn't done enough of either for this to be true.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1:. Distributions Choosing a Distribution Fedora Gentoo Mandriva SUSE Ubuntu Other Distributions Getting a Distribution Chapter 2:. Logging In Graphical Logins Text Logins Chapter 3:. GNOME GNOME Desktop File Manager The GNOME Menu and Program Launchers GNOME Configuration Chapter 4:. KDE The KDE Desktop File Manager The KDE Menu The KDE Control Center Chapter 5:. Applications Web Browsers Email Instant Messaging and IRC Office Suites Video Players Music Ripping, Encoding, and Playing CD and DVD Burning Digital Images Games Chapter 6:. Add, Remove, and Update Programs Fedora Gentoo Mandriva SUSE Ubuntu Using RPMs Build Your Own Chapter 7:. Configuration Sound Printing Wired Networking Wireless Networking X Chapter 8:. Laptops Touchpads Kernel Support for Power Management Extending Battery Life Putting Your Laptop to Sleep Hibernating Your Laptop Distribution Support Appendix: Running Commands and Editing Text Index

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Linux Desktop Pocket Guide by David Brickner
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O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
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