Linux in Easy Steps

Linux in Easy Steps

Book - 2008
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Begun as a small-scale labour of love, Linux has blossomed into the world's most versatile and flexible operating system. The reasons for its appeal are manifold: This open source OS allows numerous users to simultaneously work with multiple applications without experiencing any traffic problems, thus making it an ideal operating system for web servers. In addition, Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications. And not least, it's free! You can download it for nothing from the Internet. With Linux in easy steps, joining the Linux Revolution is as easy as one, two, three. Following its simple instructions, you can learn to install the operating system, explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches you to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide you through the OpenOffice business suite and media applications that let you enjoy the web, music, video, and graphics. Later chapters show you how to use the Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of the operating system, allowing you total control over your Linux system.
Publisher: Southam, Warwickshire, UK : In easy steps/Computer Step, c2008.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9781840783513
1840783516
Branch Call Number: 005.432
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Linux.

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Sep 10, 2011

I heard this was a great book to learn the basics of Linux, but the material is extremely outdated. I learned a few handy tricks, but that's about it.

A week afterward, the library picked up the 2010 version. My Linux skills are definitely past the beginner level now, but I would recommend the revised edition to people expecting to learn something useful.

Once upon a time I'm sure this was a great book, though.

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