Moving from Windows to Linux

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Charles River Media, 2006 - Computers - 580 pages
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Most computer users utilize the Windows operating system, today, however, many experienced computer users are either moving to Linux or would like the option. One factor holding many people back is the fear of learning a new operating system and applications. This book uses a friendly, step-by-step style to walk the user through the transition from Windows to Linux. It leverages what you know as an experienced Windows user, and applies that knowledge to Linux. Concepts in Linux are related to similar concepts in Windows, allowing you to draw on what you already know to come up to speed with Linux. The transition from applications such as Microsoft Word, Office and Adobe Photoshop to their Linux counterparts KWord, Open Office, and GIMP are treated thoroughly, and made easy. After reading through Moving From Windows to Linux any knowledgeable user of Windows will be able to set up, maintain, and utilize all aspects of a Linux PC quickly and easily. Covers all facets of Linux, including: -- Installation -- Configuaration -- Shell commands -- KDE -- GNOME -- Setting up and Using a Linux Web Server -- Transitioning from Photoshop to GIMP -- Moving from Microsoft Office to Open Office

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Contents

Making the Move from Windows to Linux
3
Linux Distributions
15
Installing Linux
29
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Chuck Easttom is the author of 13 computer science books, including the popular MOVING FROM WINDOWS TO LINUX. He was one of the experts who helped to create the CompTIA Linux+ certification, and he teaches Linux+ certification courses. He also holds a host of other IT certifications, including MCP, MCSA,MCSE, MCAD,MCTS (Windows 7,Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2010), MCITP (Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008), MCDBA, MCT, A+, Network+, Linux+, iNet+, Server+, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, CISSP, and ISSAP. He currently has seven provisional patents, all related to computer science.

Bryan Hoff (Surrey, BC) is a freelance Web designer, digital artist, and animator whose credits include movie and television effects, online games, 3D corporate animation, and Flash and traditional Web site design. He has written articles for Element K Journals, Linux World Magazine, and InformIT.com. In addition, he has also written ebooks on blogging and Web site creation for beginners and regularly teaches classes for Element K online.

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