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Linux Desktop Pocket Guide Advice for Running Five Popular Distributions on a Desktop or Laptop

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ISBN-10: 059610104X

ISBN-13: 9780596101046

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Brickner

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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!…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

David Brickner is an editor of Linux and open source books at O'Reilly Media, Inc. Before that, he worked as a Linux and Windows system administrator for eight years. He has used Linux servers since 1998, and has run it as his full-time desktop for the past four years. David enjoys reading Fantasy and Science-Fiction books, eating his own pumpkin bread, and going to the movies. He wishes his hobbies were woodworking and camping, but he hasn't done enough of either for this to be true.

Distributions Choosing a Distribution
SUSE Ubuntu Other Distributions Getting a Distribution
Logging In Graphical Logins Text Logins
GNOME GNOME Desktop File Manager
The GNOME Menu and Program Launchers GNOME Configuration
KDE The KDE Desktop File Manager
The KDE Menu
The KDE Control Center
Applications Web Browsers Email Instant Messaging and IRC Office Suites
Video Players Music Ripping, Encoding, and Playing CD and DVD Burning Digital Images Games
Add, Remove, and Update Programs Fedora Gentoo Mandriva SUSE Ubuntu Using RPMs Build Your Own
Configuration Sound Printing Wired Networking Wireless Networking X
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