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Linux For Dummies

Blum, Richard


10. Edition November 2020
480 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-70425-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Your step-by-step guide to the latest in Linux

Nine previous editions of this popular benchmark guide can't be wrong! Whether you're new to Linux and need a step-by-step guide or are a pro who wants to catch up with recent distributions, Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition has your back. Covering everything from installation to automation, this updated edition focuses on openSUSE and Ubuntu and includes new and refreshed material--as well as chapters on building a web server and creating simple shell scripts.

In his friendly, no-jargon style, IT professional and tech higher education instructor Richard Blum draws on more than 10 years of teaching to show you just why Linux's open source operating systems are relied on to run a huge proportion of the world's online infrastructure, servers, supercomputers, and NAS devices--and how you can master them too.
* Study the thinking behind Linux
* Choose the right installation approach
* Pick up the basics--from prepping to desktops
* Get fancy with music, video, movies, and games

Whatever your Linux needs--work, fun, or just a hobby--this bestselling, evergreen guide will get you up and coding in the open source revolution in no time at all.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Your Feet Wet 5

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux 7

Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux 19

Chapter 3: Installing Linux 37

Chapter 4: Examining the GNOME Desktop 61

Chapter 5: Examining the KDE Plasma Desktop 83

Chapter 6: Exploring Alternative Desktops 101

Part 2: Getting Up to Speed with Linux 119

Chapter 7: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem 121

Chapter 8: Using the Filesystem 135

Chapter 9: Connecting to the Internet 153

Part 3: Getting Things Done 173

Chapter 10: Using the Internet 175

Chapter 11: Putting the X in Text 203

Chapter 12: Word Processing and More with LibreOffice 219

Chapter 13: Messing with Audio 253

Chapter 14: Messing with Video and Graphics 273

Part 4: Junior Administrator Boot Camp 291

Chapter 15: Adding Software to Linux 293

Chapter 16: Working without the GUI 305

Chapter 17: Basic System Administration 323

Chapter 18: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box 343

Chapter 19: Automating Your World 359

Chapter 20: The Virtual World 381

Part 5: The Part of Tens 397

Chapter 21: Ten Steps to Running a Web Server 399

Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Tips 421

Appendix A: Common Linux Commands 433

Appendix B: Linux Distributions 443

Index 449
Richard Blum holds the Linux+ and Security+ certifications and has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. He is an online instructor for Linux and programming courses used by colleges and universities across the U.S. With experience as both a systems and network administrator, he has written numerous books on Linux and open source.