Linux in easy steps, 7th edition


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Explains the Linux environment and how to get more out of this popular, user-friendly, and free operating system

192 pages
By: Mike McGrath
Publication Date: May 20th, 2021
ISBN: 9781840789379

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Now in its seventh edition, Linux in easy steps explains the Linux environment and how to get more out of this stable, as well as free, operating system. You’ll be able to download, install and customize Linux, and master the desktop, in no time. Then, explore the key Linux apps, including:

  • The LibreOffice suite: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw (drawing tool), and Base (database).
  • Firefox for browsing the web.
  • Thunderbird for exchanging emails.
  • GIMP, Pix, Celluloid, Hypnotix, and Rhythmbox media apps to edit photos and videos and to enjoy music and movies.

The final chapters show how to use the powerful Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of Linux for total control.

This guide will open the door to the whole new world of digital possibilities using Linux. Ideal for Linux newbies!

Illustrated using Linux Mint.














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.

  1. Getting started
  2. Exploring the Desktop
  3. Setting Preferences
  4. Touring the File System
  5. Engaging the Internet
  6. Producing with Office
  7. Enjoying Media
  8. Using Accessories
  9. Commanding the Terminal
  10. Performing Operations

Review from an Amazon reader:

5 stars Easy to understand
Well written and clear instructions for new Linux users. Found it extremely helpful to find my way around what is new to me.

Review by i-Programmer (view full review here)

“Overall, this is a good, very simple and very limited introduction to Linux Mint. It provides a very non-technical look at getting started with Linux, which is not as easy a process as it should be.”

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