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Moving to Linux®: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye! Second Edition
By Marcel Gagné
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Pub Date: August 01, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-35640-3
Pages: 512

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   Praise for Marcel Gagne's Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
      Chapter 1.  Introduction
      Is Linux Really FREE?
      The GPL
      So What Do I Gain?
      What Do I Lose?
      Some Tips on Using This Book
      Help Me!
      About the CD
      It's My Philosophy
      Chapter 2.  An Introduction to the WFTL Edition Knoppix Disk
      Ready to Try Linux?
      Playing with WFTL Knoppix
      Just Looking Around
      Configure Now, Remember Me Later
      The Persistence of Memory
      Setting Up the Network
      Remember to Share
      Chapter 3.  Ready . . . Set . . . Linux!
      Getting Linux
      Getting a Free Copy of Linux
      Dual Booting
      Preserving Your Data
      A Linux-Only System
      Windows on Linux
      Breaking Free!
      Chapter 4.  Getting Your Hands Dirty
      Getting to Know You . . . KDE
      Logging In
      Becoming One with the Desktop
      Your First Application
      Windows, Title Bars, and Menus, Oh My!
      Resizing Windows
      Command Central
      A Polite Introduction to the Command Line
      Give Me More!
      Changing Your Password
      User Security
      I Need More Help!
      Konquest of the Desktop
      Chapter 5.  Konquering Your World
      Files, Directories, and the Root of All Things
      Wherever You Go . . .
      Enhancing Konqueror
      Uh, Roger, Copy That . . .
      Creating New Folders
      Copying Files and Directories (and Moving, Too!)
      Deleting Files and Directories
      My World, My Way
      Making Your Home a Home
      Chapter 6.  Customizing Your Desktop (or Making Your World Your Own)
      I Am Sovereign of All I Survey . . .
      Save My Screen, Please!
      Moving Things Around
      Is That a Theme or a Motif?
      Adding Icons and Shortcuts to Your Desktop
      Miscellaneous Changes
      Chapter 7.  Installing New Applications
      Linux and Security
      The Many Faces of Software Installation
      SuSE Software Package Installs
      Mandrake's urpmi
      Searching for Common Ground
      RPMs, the Shell Way
      Look, Use the Source . . .
      The Extract and Build Five-Step
      Chapter 8.  Printers and Other Hardware
      Yes, It Runs with Linux!
      Plug and Play
      Getting Familiar with Your Hardware
      Printers and Printing
      Modems versus Winmodems
      What? More Devices?
      Chapter 9.  Connecting to the Internet
      Before You Begin
      Getting on the Net
      Connecting to the Net with a Modem
      Cable Modems and High-Speed DSL
      Okay, I'm Connected. Now What?
      Chapter 10.  Surfing the Internet
      Cool Konqueror Tricks
      Mozilla Firefox
      Wrapping Up
      Chapter 11.  Electronic Mail Clients
      Be Prepared . . .
      Let's Communicate!
      Other Options
      Chapter 12.  Getting Organized
      Other Tools
      Chapter 13.  Word Processors (It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .) Writer
      Write Now!
      Toolbars of Every Kind . . .
      To Word or Not to Word?
      Personalizing Your Environment
      A Wizard of Words
      Navigating Style
      Speaking of Document Elements . . .
      More! Give Me More!
      Other Options
      Chapter 14.  Spreadsheets (Tables You Can Count On)
      Starting a New Spreadsheet and Entering Data
      Basic Math
      Saving Your Work
      Complex Charts and Graphs, Oh My!
      Chapter 15.  Presentation Graphics (For Those Who Need No Introduction)
      Getting Ready to Impress
      Instant Web Presentations
      How About a Little Flash? Shocking!
      So What's with the Penguin?
      Extra! Extra!
      Chapter 16.  Digital Photography
      Working with a Digital Camera
      Picture-Perfect Konqueror
      Picture-Perfect digiKam
      Scanning . . .
      Scanning under KDE Kooka
      Optical Character Recognition
      Chapter 17.  Digital Art with the GIMP
      Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your GIMP
      Printing Your Masterpiece
      Tools, Tools, and More Tools
      Chapter 18.  Linux Multimedia (If Music Be the Food of Love . . .)
      Adjusting the Levels
      KsCD, the KDE CD Player
      Ripping and Burning Songs
      K3b, for a Friendlier Burn
      Put Another Nickel In . . .
      Lights, Camera, Action: Moving Pictures
      It's a Wrap!
      Chapter 19.  Fun and Games (Very Serious Fun)
      Take Me Out to the Arcade
      Deal Those Cards, Ace
      B-4. Miss. E-7. Hit!
      Educational Games
      3D Accelerated Fun
      The 13-Year-Old's Picks
      More Games! I Need More Games!
      Appendix A.  The GNU General Public License
      GNU General Public License
      Appendix B.  Installation
      Getting Ready for Your Installation
      Hardware Considerations
      Dual Booting Revisited
      An Installation Comparison
      A Mandrake Linux Install
      Putting On the Fedora
      A SuSE Install
      Xandros Desktop OS, Version 3.0 Deluxe
      Not-So-Tough Installs
      Starting and Stopping Linux
      Appendix C.  Taking Command of Linux
      Linux Commands: An Easy Start
      Working with Files
      A Peek at Metacharacters
      File Permissions in the Shell
      More on rm (or "Oops! I Didn't Really Mean That.")
      Making Your Life Easier with alias
      Standard Input and Standard Output
      Pipes and Piping
      Linux Commands: Working with Directories
      There's No Place Like $HOME
      More on File Permissions
      User and Group Ownership
      Who Can Do What?
      Who Was That Masked User?
      Finding Anything
      Using grep
      Killing Processes
      Forging On . . .
      Appendix D.  Working with Editors
      Meet Kate
      I Am vi, the Great and Powerful!
      emacs, pico, and nedit, Oh My!
      CD-ROM Warranty

Moving to Linux(c) Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
ISBN: 0321159985
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
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