LINUX DESKTOP GARAGE

   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
LINUX® DESKTOP GARAGE
By Susan Matteson
 
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: February 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-149419-8
Pages: 384
   


Enter your Linux Desktop Garage

Don't just survive with Linux: thrive

Find tools & info to do practically everything, such as:

Ripping your CDs (&DVDs)

De-Spam-ifying your email

Capturing, editing, organizing your digital photos

Chatting with your Linux-deficient IM pals

Tracking your contacts, appointments, life

Transforming Firefox into easy blogware

Finding great substitutes for your Windows apps

Diving into a veritable plethora of games

Where you get the truth (unvarnished)

Where you get productive (quick)

Where Linux is fun (honest)

Your guide: Susan Matteson, real user, real expert

She reveals the fun stuff (from MP3s to desktop wallpaper)

Demystifies the essentials (from file management to passwords)

Simplifies the tasks they said were easy, but weren't (until now)

Where there's even more (plenty)

  • Step-by-step instructions for both Mandrake & Fedora Linux

  • Zero-hassle tips for managing & personalizing your PC

  • Gnoppix Linux on CD-ROM (run Linux without touching Windows)

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book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
LINUX® DESKTOP GARAGE
By Susan Matteson
 
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: February 15, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-149419-8
Pages: 384
   


   Copyright
   The Garage Series
   Preface: Why a Book About the Linux Desktop?
      What Is in This Book
      Conventions Used in This Book
      What Is on the CD
      What Is on the Web Site
   Acknowledgments
   About the Author
        Chapter 1.  What Are You Getting Into?
      Mastering the Lingo
      How to Get a Linux Distribution
      Which Distro?
      Burning Disk Images
      Dual-Booting
      A Few Installation Notes
      Startup and Login
      Links
        Chapter 2.  The All-Expense-Paid Desktop Tour
      Login Managers
      The Desktop Landscape
      Panels and Menus
      Virtual Desktops
      Manage Your Files
      The Terminal
      Links
        Chapter 3.  System Tools and Utilities
      What Are System Tools and Utilities?
      Fedora's System Tools and System Settings
      Mandrakelinux Control Center
      Printing
      Connecting to the World
      Installing New Software
      Links
        Chapter 4.  What's Your Preference?
      What Can You Change on Your Desktop?
      KDE Control Center
      GNOME Control Center
      Icons
      Fonts
      Links
        Chapter 5.  Browse the Internet
      Mozilla
      Mozilla Firefox
      Konqueror
      Other Browsers Available for Linux
      Multimedia on the Web
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 6.  E-mail and Newsgroups
      E-mail
      Newsgroups
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 7.  Schedules, Contacts, and Tasks
      Evolution
      KDE-PIM Suite
      Syncing with Your PDA
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 8.  Office Documents and Software Suites
      Building D: Section b, Custodial Engineering Plaza
      OpenOffice.org
      Other Office and Productivity Programs
      PDF Documents
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 9.  Photos and Graphics
      Digital Cameras
      Create and Edit Images
      Manage Images and Photo Albums
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 10.  Instant Messaging and Chat
      Dustological Empiricism and Instant Messaging
      Gaim
      Kopete
      Yahoo! Messenger
      What Is IRC?
      ChatZilla
      XChat
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 11.  Music and Movies
      Play Music
      Watch Movies
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 12.  Play Games
      Prometheus Fragged: The Lost Play of Aeschylus
      Free Games
      Other Free Games
      Commercial Games
      Other Commercial Games
      Emulators
      WineX/Cedega
      The Skinny
      Links
        Chapter 13.  Running Windows Applications
      Wine
      CrossOver Office
      Win4Lin
      VMWare
      The Skinny
      Links
       FAQ
      Windows to Linux Switcher Toolkit
   Glossary
       Article
      About the CD-ROM
      CD-ROM Disclaimer
   Index