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Publisher Comments:

Most computer users utilize the Windows operating system, today, however, many experienced computer users are either moving to Linux or would like the option. One factor holding many people back is the fear of learning a new operating system and applications. This book uses a friendly, step-by-step style to walk the user through the transition from Windows to Linux. It leverages what you know as an experienced Windows user, and applies that knowledge to Linux. Concepts in Linux are related to similar concepts in Windows, allowing you to draw on what you already know to come up to speed with Linux. The transition from applications such as Microsoft Word, Office and Adobe Photoshop to their Linux counterparts KWord, Open Office, and GIMP are treated thoroughly, and made easy. After reading through Moving From Windows to Linux any knowledgeable user of Windows will be able to set up, maintain, and utilize all aspects of a Linux PC quickly and easily. Covers all facets of Linux, including: — Installation — Configuaration — Shell commands — KDE — GNOME — Setting up and Using a Linux Web Server — Transitioning from Photoshop to GIMP — Moving from Microsoft Office to Open Office

Book News Annotation:

This is an updated edition of a book which guides Windows PC users through a transition to Linux. It includes a DVD disk containing a complete version of SuSe Linux 9.3 which can operate on both 32 bit and 64-bit processors. The book begins with descriptions of the latest Linux distributions and seeks to provide the information needed to choose the "distro" best suited to one's needs and to understand the benefits of making the transition away from Windows. Then it offers a tutorial on installing and configuring the Linux operating system using SuSE Linux 9.3 as the example. Next it covers the replacements for various Windows applications (Word, Excel, and Photoshop) to Linux equivalents (KWord, Calc, and GIMP). After following this guide, a Windows user will be able to install, maintain, and use a Linux PC.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This is an updated edition of a book which guides Windows PC users through a transition to Linux. It includes a DVD disk containing a complete version of SuSe Linux 9.3 which can operate on both 32 bit and 64-bit processors. The book begins with descriptions of the latest Linux distributions and seeks to provide the information needed to choose the "distro" best suited to one's needs and to understand the benefits of making the transition away from Windows. Then it offers a tutorial on installing and configuring the Linux operating system using SuSE Linux 9.3 as the example. Next it covers the replacements for various Windows applications (Word, Excel, and Photoshop) to Linux equivalents (KWord, Calc, and GIMP). After following this guide, a Windows user will be able to install, maintain, and use a Linux PC. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Moving from Windows to Linux, Second Edition is a step-by-step walk through the transition from Windows to Linux. This completely updated version of the best-selling book teaches Windows users how to make their PC a Linux PC. It covers the latest in Linux distributions, and provides Windows users with the information they need to choose the one that will best suit their needs. From there, the book works through the transition from Windows to SuSE Linux 9.3, leveraging what Windows users already know, and applying that knowledge to Linux. The transition from applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop to their Linux counterparts KWord, Open Office, and GIMP are treated thoroughly and made easy. Real-world, hands-on examples and troubleshooting problems are also included. After reading through the book, any knowledgeable user of Windows will be able to set up, maintain, and utilize all aspects of a Linux PC.

About the Author

Chuck Easttom (Garland, TX) is the author of several programming books, including Learn JavaScript, Learn VB.NET, and C++ Programming Fundamentals. As the Associate Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at a private technical college outside Dallas, he develops curriculum and teaches computer programming at the college level. He has also worked as a professional software engineer.Bryan Hoff (Surrey, BC) is a freelance Web designer, digital artist and animator whose credits include movie and television effects, online games, 3D corporate animation, Flash and traditional Web site design. He has written articles for Element K Journals, LinuxWorld Magazine, and InformIT.com. In addition, he has also written e-books on blogging, created Web sites, and regularly teaches classes for Element K online.Bryan Hoff (Surrey, BC) is a freelance Web designer, digital artist and animator whose credits include movie and television effects, online games, 3D corporate animation, Flash and traditional Web site design. He has written articles for Element K Journals, LinuxWorld Magazine, and InformIT.com. In addition, he has also written e-books on blogging, created Web sites, and regularly teaches classes for Element K online.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 Linux Fundamentals Chapter 1 Making the Move from Windows to Linux Chapter 2 Linux Distributions Chapter 3 Installing Linux Chapter 4 Basics of the Linux Operating System Part II The Linux Graphical User Interface Chapter 5 System Configuration in KDE Chapter 6 Using KDE for Everything You Used to Do in Windows Chapter 7 Linux Administration from KDE Chapter 8 The GNOME Interface Part III Moving from Microsoft Office to Open Office Chapter 9 Moving from Microsoft Word to Open Office Writer Chapter 10 Spreadsheets with Open Office Calc Chapter 11 Moving from Microsoft PowerPoint to Open Office Impress Chapter 12 Other Open Office Applications Part IV Important Linux Applications Chapter 13 Web Browsers, Email, and Internet Applications Chapter 14 Moving from Adobe Photoshop to GIMP Chapter 15 Miscellaneous Linux Applications Chapter 16 Web Servers in Linux Chapter 17 Fun and Games in Linux Chapter 18 Linux Shell Commands Chapter 19 System Admnistration from the Shell Chapter 20 Basic Shell Scripting Chapter 21 Advanced Shell Functions Chapter 22 Samba, Printing, and More Appendix A About the DVD-ROM Appendix B Other Resources Appendix C Glossary of Linux and Operating System Terms Appendix D Answers to Review Questions Appendix E PC Hardware Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584504429
Author:
Hoff, Bryan
Publisher:
Charles River Media
Author:
Easttom, Chuck (Chuck Easttom)
Author:
Easttom, Chuck
Author:
Bryan, Hoff
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Moving; Windows; Linux; operating system; operating systems; Linux; Windows; KDE; GNOME; Open Office; Red Hat; Computer Books
Subject:
Moving
Subject:
Windows
Subject:
Linux
Subject:
Operating system
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
KDE
Subject:
GNOME
Subject:
OpenOffice
Subject:
Red Hat
Subject:
computer books
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Charles River Media Networking/Security
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.26x7.46x1.33 in. 2.28 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Beginning and Reference
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Linux

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"Synopsis" by , Moving from Windows to Linux, Second Edition is a step-by-step walk through the transition from Windows to Linux. This completely updated version of the best-selling book teaches Windows users how to make their PC a Linux PC. It covers the latest in Linux distributions, and provides Windows users with the information they need to choose the one that will best suit their needs. From there, the book works through the transition from Windows to SuSE Linux 9.3, leveraging what Windows users already know, and applying that knowledge to Linux. The transition from applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop to their Linux counterparts KWord, Open Office, and GIMP are treated thoroughly and made easy. Real-world, hands-on examples and troubleshooting problems are also included. After reading through the book, any knowledgeable user of Windows will be able to set up, maintain, and utilize all aspects of a Linux PC.
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