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Linux in 24 Hours by Bill BallSams, May 1999.
Trade Paperback, 380 pages.
Linux is becoming a popular operating system choice for those tired of the Microsoft Windows platform. This reference, which acts as an introduction to Linux, explains the many uses of Linux and provides instruction on how to install and use the operating system. The book is divided into 24 chapters (called sessions in the book) which should take the reader about an hour each to work through. Linux topics covered in the book include: installing Linux, configuring the X Window system, reading and navigation commands, searching commands, shell, communications, internet connections, email, downloading, browsing, text processing, documents, graphics tools, math tools, Linux games, handling files, archiving and scheduling. In addition to instruction, the book also includes tips and tricks and identifies problems and hurdles that Linux users should be aware of. A CD-ROM in the book includes Red Hat Linux 5.0, a popular version of Linux. Linux utility tools and productivity tools, including word processors, calendars and graphics programs, are also included on the CD-ROM. Linux in 24 Hours is a useful start-up tool for beginning Linux users with practical advice and quick reference information.
Special Edition Using Microsoft Frontpage 2000 by Neil Randall and Dennis JonesQue, May 1999.
Trade Paperback, 1212 pages.
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