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Linux Desktop Garage

Linux Desktop Garage

Susan Matteson

Feb 2005, Paperback with CD-ROM, 384 pages
ISBN13: 9780131494190
ISBN10: 0131494198
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Linux Desktop Garage is the inside tips and tricks book that every desktopLinux user wishes they had when they got started. While most Linux booksconcentrate on information for administrators who are running servers, thereare now many users adopting Linux for use in every day tasks. This book givespractical advice and instruction for the growing legion of Linux users whodon't need to know how to run a web server, just how to use their OS.Rightnow, if you are presented with a Linux desktop in your office or decide to try itat home, where would you look for help? Open source software is a wonderfulthing, but programmers can be lax in creating documentation. This book willhelp those users by providing a pointed, well written, and easy to use resourceof useful tips, advice, and links to the best places to find more information.Linux Desktop Garage is the missing book on the shelf that can teach newLinux users without intimidation and show experienced Linux users the worldbeyond the terminal.

Enter your Linux Desktop Garage

Don't just survive with Linux: thrive

Find tools & info to do practically everything, such as:

Ripping your CDs (&DVDs)

De-Spam-ifying your email

Capturing, editing, organizing your digital photos

Chatting with your Linux-deficient IM pals

Tracking your contacts, appointments, life

Transforming Firefox into easy blogware

Finding great substitutes for your Windows apps

Diving into a veritable plethora of games

Where you get the truth (unvarnished)

Where you get productive (quick)

Where Linux is fun (honest)

Your guide: Susan Matteson, real user, real expert

She reveals the fun stuff (from MP3s to desktop wallpaper)

Demystifies the essentials (from file management to passwords)

Simplifies the tasks they said were easy, but weren't (until now)

Where there's even more (plenty)

  • Step-by-step instructions for both Mandrake & Fedora Linux

  • Zero-hassle tips for managing & personalizing your PC

  • Gnoppix Linux on CD-ROM (run Linux without touching Windows)

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1. What Are You Getting Into?

2. The All-Expense-Paid Desktop Tour.

3. System Tools and Utilities.

4. What's Your Preference?

5. Browse the Internet.

6. Email & Newsgroups.

7. Schedules, Contacts, and Tasks.

8. Office Documents and Software Suites.

9. Photos and Graphics.

10. Instant Messaging and Chat.

11. Music and Movies.

12. Play Games.

13. Running Windows Applications.




Susan Matteson is an avid Linux user, Web developer, and creative writer in Portland, Oregon. Susan has contributed to Cold Fusion Developer's Journal and designed hundreds of websites. If you ask her what she does for a living, she will tell you that she is a super secret agent spy for the government working to interpolate Linux into every element of society, but that is when we just smile and try to ignore her.

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