This guide walks you though installing, configuring, tuning, and using each version of Linux, the low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems. You’ll discover how to:
Prep your computer for Linux
Boot and stop Linux
Connect to the Internet, e-mail, surf the Web, and access and use cool Internet tools
Manage files and directories
Do word processing and more with Open Office.org
Updated material includes:
Info on the wireless Internet connection
Coverage of the new SELinux infrastructure, an important new security feature
Updated GNOME and KDE coverage
Written by Dee-Ann LeBlanc, award-winning author of numerous books and articles and author or coauthor of the popular previous editions of Linux For Dummies, this edition not only guides you step by step, it also includes an appendix of common Linux commands and a comprehensive index so you can find what you need to know without taking extra steps.
If you want to explore the different distributions of Linux, this is the guide for you!