Linux For Dummies, 6th Edition by Dee-Ann LeBlanc

By Dee-Ann LeBlanc

Earlier versions of Linux For Dummies have garnered rave experiences. notwithstanding, there’s one frightening time period utilized to them—outdated! The 6th version treatments that with easy-to-understand details at the most recent model of the preferred Linux distributions, together with Fedora center, SuSE, Mandrake, Xandros, Linspire, and Knoppix. This consultant walks you notwithstanding fitting, configuring, tuning, and utilizing each one model of Linux, the inexpensive, safe substitute to pricey working platforms. You’ll become aware of easy methods to:

  • Prep your machine for Linux
  • Boot and prevent Linux
  • Connect to the web, electronic mail, surf the internet, and entry and use cool web instruments
  • Manage records and directories
  • Do note processing and extra with Open Office.org
  • Updated fabric contains:
  • Info at the instant web connection
  • Coverage of the hot SELinux infrastructure, a huge new safeguard characteristic
  • Updated GNOME and KDE assurance

Written by means of Dee-Ann LeBlanc, award-winning writer of diverse books and articles and writer or coauthor of the preferred earlier variants of Linux For Dummies, this version not just courses you step-by-step, it's also an appendix of universal Linux instructions and a complete index so that you can locate what you want to understand with no taking additional steps.

The bonus DVD contains:

  • The complete, installable model of Fedora center three and Knoppix
  • ISO photographs (that will retailer hours of downloading time) for SUSE dwell, Mandrake complete model, Xandros Open movement model, and Linspire complete model

on the way to discover the various distributions of Linux, this is often the consultant for you!

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See Chapter 19 for more information. Partitioning from scratch for a dual boot If you plan to take a fresh hard drive and install both Windows and Linux on it, be sure to install Windows first. While you’re going through the Windows installation, you will be asked to partition your drives. Your hard drive can have three primary partitions and one extended partition. Inside that extended partition, you can have up to 12 logical partitions. No matter what type of partition you use for Linux, make sure to leave at least 3GB open for it.

If you purchased your distribution, it probably came with printed manuals. redhat. com/docs) is still quite new, but its collection should grow over time. org), and the Unofficial Fedora FAQ (www. org). ߜ Linspire: The official Linspire support page is http://support. com. Be sure to examine all the links because they contain lots and lots of help pointers. com. com/us/private/ support/. ߜ Xandros: The official Xandros support page is http://support. com/. org. If you’re ready to install, proceed to Chapter 3 for Fedora and Chapter 4 for Linspire, Mandrake, SuSE, Xandros, and more.

Com ߜ Mandrake: This distribution demonstrates the power of the GPL by allowing this competing company to stand on the shoulders of giants. Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux Mandrake was originally based on Red Hat Linux, something that simply could not happen in a closed source environment, but has since become an excellent solution in its own right. com ߜ Red Hat and Fedora: Red Hat claims the prize for successfully mass marketing the Linux operating system. Red Hat has validated Linux by packaging the GNU and Linux tools in a familiar method of distribution (shrink-wrapped) and has included value-added features to its product, such as telephone support, training, and consulting services.

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