Linux in easy steps: An Intro To Linux Mint (TPE-LNMNTBK)

Linux in easy steps: An Intro To Linux Mint (TPE-LNMNTBK)
GNU / Linux has become an increasingly popular alternative to the Microsoft Windows operating system. The reasons for its growing appeal are manifold: GNU / Linux is an extremely stable operating system that serves as a platform for an ever-growing number of quality applications; it has become more user-friendly with each version released; and perhaps best of all… it's free! [GNU /] Linux in easy steps, 6th edition explains the GNU / Linux environment and you how to get more out of this popular free operating system. The book starts off by explaining the basics of downloading, installing, and customizing GNU / Linux, then guides you around the Desktop, and finally introduces users to many of the great apps, including:
  • The LibreOffice suite of apps: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet), Impress (presentation), Draw (drawing tool, for creating drawings, charts, diagrams and graphs), and Base (database).

  • Firefox for browsing the web.

  • Thunderbird for exchanging emails.

  • GIMP, Pix, VLC and Rhythmbox media apps to edit photos and videos, and enjoy music and movies.
This guide even shows you how to use the powerful GNU / Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of GNU / Linux. [GNU ] Linux in easy steps, 6th edition opens the door to a whole new world of digital possibilities using GNU / Linux. Illustrated using Linux Mint.

Please note: For those outside the US depending on what you are ordering please be aware adding this book to your shopping cart will limit your shipping options to ones that may be much more expensive if not ordering it with a computer. This book is primarily intended for shipping to customers within the US and will ship via USPS media mail due to its weight and cost unless other goods are purchased alongside it. Media mail may take longer to deliver than our normal postal shipping options.

Picking up a book is a great first step to learning GNU/Linux! A great 2nd step is picking up an installation disk and plying your newfound skills. We include up to six months of installation support with the purchase of installation media.