By Mike McGrath
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Publication date: September 11th, 2018
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About the book
Linux has become an increasingly popular alternative to the Windows operating system. The reasons for its growing appeal are manifold: Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications; it has become more user-friendly with each version released; and perhaps best of all… it's free!
Linux in easy steps, 6th edition explains the Linux environment and how to get more out of this popular free operating system.
It starts by showing how to download, install and customize Linux, guides you around the Desktop, and then introduces many great apps, including:
- The LibreOffice suite of apps: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw (drawing tool, for creating drawings, charts, diagrams and graphs), and Base (database).
- Firefox for browsing the web.
- Thunderbird for exchanging emails.
- GIMP, Pix, VLC and Rhythmbox media apps to edit photos and videos, and enjoy music and movies.
This guide even shows how to use the powerful Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of Linux for total control.
Linux in easy steps, 6th edition opens the door to a whole new world of digital possibilities using Linux.
Illustrated using Linux Mint.
- Getting Started
- Exploring the Desktop
- Setting Preferences
- Touring the File System
- Engaging the Internet
- Producing with Office
- Organizing Multimedia
- Employing Utilities
- Commanding the Terminal
- Performing Operations
About the author
Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.