Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows you how to install and use Linux for all the things you do with your OS, like connecting to a network, installing software, and securing your system. Whether you're just curious about Linux or have to get up and running for your job, you'll appreciate how this book concentrates on the tasks you need to know how to do in 23 easy lessons.
About the Technology
If you've only used Windows or Mac OS X, you may be daunted by the Linux operating system. And yet learning Linux doesn't have to be hard, and the payoff is great. Linux is secure, flexible, and free. It's less susceptible to malicious attacks, and when it is attacked, patches are available quickly. If you don't like the way it looks or behaves, you can change it. And best of all, Linux allows users access to different desktop interfaces and loads of software, almost all of it completely free.
About the Book
Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows you how to install and use Linux for all the things you do with your OS, like connecting to a network, installing software, and securing your system. Whether you're just curious about Linux or need it for your job, you'll appreciate how this book focuses on just the tasks you need to learn. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, you'll learn how to use the command line, along with practical topics like installing software, customizing your desktop, printing, and even basic networking. You'll find a road map to the commands and processes you need to be instantly productive.
- Master the command line
- Learn about file systems
- Understand desktop environments
- Go from Linux novice to expert in just one month
About the Reader
This book is for anyone looking to learn how to use Linux. No previous Linux experience required.
About the Author
Steven Ovadia is a professor and librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He curates The Linux Setup, a large collection of interviews with desktop Linux users, and writes for assorted library science journals.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - GETTING LINUX UP AND RUNNING
Chapter 1. Before you begin
Chapter 2. Getting to know Linux
Chapter 3. Installing Linux
Chapter 4. Getting to know your system
Chapter 5. Desktop environments
Chapter 6. Navigating your desktop
PART 2 - A HOME OFFICE IN LINUX
Chapter 1. Installing software
Chapter 2. An introduction to Linux home/office software
Chapter 3. Text files and editors
Chapter 4. Working with files and folders on the command line
Chapter 5. Working with common command-line applications, part 1
Chapter 6. Working with common command-line applications, part 2
Chapter 7. Using the command line productively
Chapter 8. Explaining the Linux filesystem hierarchy
Chapter 9. Windows programs in Linux
Chapter 10. Establishing a workflow
PART 3 - HOME SYSTEM ADMIN ON LINUX
Chapter 1. An in-depth look at package management and maintenance
Chapter 2. Updating the operating system
Chapter 3. Linux security
Chapter 4. Connecting to other computers
Chapter 5. Printing
Chapter 6. Version control for non-programmers
Chapter 7. Never the end