Beginning SUSE Linux is designed for you newcomers to Linux. It aims to take you all the way to the ranks of expert as quickly as possible. It logically starts by setting the scene, explaining the background of Linux, then showing how to install the software on your system, use the basic functions, and tweak it's look and feel to your liking. The book is packed with troubleshooting features to ensure that even the most cautious beginner feels comfortable.
After that, the book goes on to look at more advanced topics. In our modern age, few will have failed to come into contact with some kind of computer so this book reproduces under SUSE Linux the kinds of tasks you might be familiar with, whether that's listening to audio CDs and watching video files, word processing and other office tasks, or just keeping your system in top shape.
You'll also gain an in-depth understanding of the heart of Linux—mastering the command-line prompt, setting up your firewall and other security measures, scheduling backups, managing users, and much more.
About the Author
Keir Thomas has been writing about computers for a decade and his work has appeared in many leading computer magazines and websites around the world. He started out as a lab rat, testing and writing about cutting-edge equipment, before moving on to edit several highly successful computer magazines. These include PC Utilities, PC Tools, and Linux User & Developer. Thomas is currently a Technical Group Editor at Live Publishing Ltd, and editor of PC Extreme magazine.