GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide

The GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide provides an extensive overview of installing, managing and using a GNU/Linux system, including many recipes ready to cook. It is, internationally, a much respected and referenced resource.

Description

The aim of this book is to get you up to speed with GNU/Linux and to deliver a fun and productive environment. It guides you through the many different regions of a GNU/Linux system with a focus on getting your desktop environment to do what you want it to do. It is comprehensive with basic support for the user who installs and maintains the system themselves (whether in the home, office, club, or school). It provides insights and step-by-step procedures that deal with specific tasks in setting your system up and maintaining it. The book covers many of the core features of a GNU/Linux system and you will gain the knowledge to enjoy and use one of the most comprehensive and useful developments in the history of computing.

Table of Contents

  • Advocacy
  • History: Unix, GNU, Gnome
  • Distributions
  • Installation
  • Basic Survival
  • Wajig: Packages and Administration
  • Audio
  • AbiWord: Word Processor
  • APM: Power Management
  • Backup
  • Bash: Command Line
  • Booting
  • Cameras
  • CD: Reading and Writing
  • Chinese
  • ChRoot: Multiple Distributions
  • Clock: An Explanation
  • Commercial
  • Conference Management
  • Configuration
  • CRON: Regular Tasks
  • CVS: Concurrent Versioning
  • Databases
  • DIA: Charts and Diagrams
  • Directories: Linux Folders
  • Disks
  • Documentation
  • DVD
  • Emacs
  • Email
  • Eye of Gnome: Image Viewer
  • Evolution: Groupware
  • File Systems
  • Firewalls
  • Floppy Disks
  • FreedomBox
  • Fonts: X Window System
  • Ghemical: Chemical Modelling
  • GIMP: Image and Photo Manipulation
  • Glade: GUI Builder
  • Gnome: The Desktop
  • GnuCash: Finances
  • Gnumeric: Spreadsheet
  • GQView: Viewing Images
  • Graphics
  • Groups: Managing Access Permissions
  • HTML Editors
  • ImageMagick
  • Initialisations on Booting
  • Java
  • KDE: Desktop Management
  • Kernels
  • Keyboard
  • Konqueror: The KDE File Manager
  • KVM Switch
  • LaTeX
  • Log System
  • Login
  • Magellan: KDE Personal Information Manager
  • Mathematics
  • Memory
  • Modems
  • Mounting Devices
  • MS/Windows
  • Music
  • MySQL
  • Nautilus: Navigating Folders–Near and Far
  • Networks
  • NFS: Network File System
  • NT File System
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Oracle: Database for Debian
  • Packages: Debian Style
  • Partitions
  • Passwords
  • PDF: Document Viewing and Annotaion
  • Photos
  • PPP: Networking Over Modems
  • Presentations
  • Printing
  • Python
  • R: Statistical Software
  • Remote Desktops
  • Rsync: Remote Files
  • Samba
  • Scanning
  • Science
  • Security
  • SH File System
  • Sketch
  • Spell
  • SPlus: Statistical Software
  • Spruce: Email
  • SSH: Secure Communications
  • SUDO: Root Access
  • Subversion
  • Swap
  • Teradata Data Warehouse
  • Themes
  • TV
  • USB
  • Video
  • Virtualization
  • Voice over IP
  • Web: Browsing, Serving, and Mirroring
  • WebCam
  • Word: Processing and Printing
  • X: The Window System
  • XML
  • Sample Installations
  • Troubleshooting

Book Details

Author(s): Graham Williams
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.








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