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Beginning SUSE Linux [electronic resource] : From Novice to Professional / by Keir Thomas.

By: Thomas, Keir [author.].
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, 2005Description: 544 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781430200062.Subject(s): Computer science | Software engineering | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating SystemsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.1 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introducing the World of Linux -- Welcome! -- A History and Politics Lesson -- The Realities of Running Linux -- Installing SUSE Linux -- Preinstallation Steps -- Installing SUSE Linux -- Solving Installation Problems -- The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide -- Booting Linux for the First Time -- Getting Hardware Up and Running -- Securing Your System -- Personalizing SUSE Linux: Getting Everything Just Right -- Using Linux Replacements for Windows Programs -- Managing Your Files -- Dealing with Problems -- The Shell and Beyond -- Introducing the BASH Shell -- Understanding Linux Files and Users -- Working with Text Files -- Taking Control of the System -- Cool Shell Tricks -- Multimedia -- MP3s and CDs -- Viewing Movies and Video -- Image Editing -- Office Tasks -- Making the Move to OpenOffice.org -- OpenOffice.org Overview -- In Depth: Writer -- In Depth: Calc -- In Depth: Impress -- In Depth: Rekall -- Running Microsoft Office under SUSE Linux -- Keeping Your System Running -- Installing Software -- Managing Users -- Optimizing Your System -- Backing Up Data -- Scheduling Tasks -- Accessing Linux Remotely.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional is designed for the newcomer to Linux. It aims to guide you through numerous practical topics relevant to effective operation of this popular operating system. The book begins by discussing the background of Linux and open source software, then proceeds to guide you through the SUSE installation process. You'll learn how to use the basic functions, and modify the look and feel according to your tastes. This book is packed with troubleshooting tips, so even the most cautious beginner will feel right at home. Next, the book covers the daily usage tasks that are enjoyable and interesting to learn. You'll learn how to configure your system to listen to audio CDs and MP3s, burn CDs, watch movies, connect to the Internet, and reproduce common Windows tasks. In the process, you'll gain an in-depth understanding about the core of Linux. You'll learn how to master the command-line prompt, secure your system, and perform administration tasks like scheduling backups and managing users. A full version of the SUSE operating system is supplied for free on the included DVD, so you'll have everything you need to get a Linux system up and running.
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Introducing the World of Linux -- Welcome! -- A History and Politics Lesson -- The Realities of Running Linux -- Installing SUSE Linux -- Preinstallation Steps -- Installing SUSE Linux -- Solving Installation Problems -- The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide -- Booting Linux for the First Time -- Getting Hardware Up and Running -- Securing Your System -- Personalizing SUSE Linux: Getting Everything Just Right -- Using Linux Replacements for Windows Programs -- Managing Your Files -- Dealing with Problems -- The Shell and Beyond -- Introducing the BASH Shell -- Understanding Linux Files and Users -- Working with Text Files -- Taking Control of the System -- Cool Shell Tricks -- Multimedia -- MP3s and CDs -- Viewing Movies and Video -- Image Editing -- Office Tasks -- Making the Move to OpenOffice.org -- OpenOffice.org Overview -- In Depth: Writer -- In Depth: Calc -- In Depth: Impress -- In Depth: Rekall -- Running Microsoft Office under SUSE Linux -- Keeping Your System Running -- Installing Software -- Managing Users -- Optimizing Your System -- Backing Up Data -- Scheduling Tasks -- Accessing Linux Remotely.

Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional is designed for the newcomer to Linux. It aims to guide you through numerous practical topics relevant to effective operation of this popular operating system. The book begins by discussing the background of Linux and open source software, then proceeds to guide you through the SUSE installation process. You'll learn how to use the basic functions, and modify the look and feel according to your tastes. This book is packed with troubleshooting tips, so even the most cautious beginner will feel right at home. Next, the book covers the daily usage tasks that are enjoyable and interesting to learn. You'll learn how to configure your system to listen to audio CDs and MP3s, burn CDs, watch movies, connect to the Internet, and reproduce common Windows tasks. In the process, you'll gain an in-depth understanding about the core of Linux. You'll learn how to master the command-line prompt, secure your system, and perform administration tasks like scheduling backups and managing users. A full version of the SUSE operating system is supplied for free on the included DVD, so you'll have everything you need to get a Linux system up and running.

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