Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches
By: Steven Ovadia (author)Paperback
Windows or Mac OS X users are often daunted by the Linux operating system. And yet learning Linux doesn't have to be hard and the payoff is great. Linux is secure, flexible, and free. It's less susceptible to malicious attacks, and when it is, patches are available quickly. And best of all, Linux allows users access to different desktop interfaces and loads of software, almost all of it completely free. Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows readers how to install and use Linux for all the things they need to do, like connecting to a network, installing software, and securing your system. Written for readers who are curious about Linux or have to get up and running for a job. This book concentrates on the tasks Linux users need to know how to do. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, readers learn how to use the command line, along with practical topics like installing software, customizing your desktop, printing, and even basic networking. Readers will find a road map to the commands and processes they need to be instantly productive.
Key Features: * Go from Linux novice to expert in just one month * Short, easy-to-follow lessons * Teaches the must-know commands and processes * Covers the most useful Linux topics AUDIENCE This book is for anyone looking to learn how to use Linux ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Linux is a free, popular, widely supported, open-source operating system based on UNIX.
Steven Ovadia is a Professor and Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He curates The Linux Setup, a large collection of interviews with desktop Linux users, and writes for assorted Library Science journals.
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