From the Back Cover
Run the world's most popular free operating system on your own computer
Get in on the Linux phenomenon! Play music and games, publish on paper or on the Web, and communicate over the Internet. This comprehensive book includes step-by-step instructions and software for 18 different Linux distributions. Whether you are an enterprising do-it-yourselfer or an aspiring Linux professional, you can start here on your path to software freedom.
Master Linux for desktops, servers, and workstations
Find, install, and use loads of free and open source software
Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools
Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux
Browse, e-mail, or chat over the Internet from a Linux desktop
Set up your own e-mail and Web (LAMP) servers
Make safe connections with firewalls and other security tools
A total of 18 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD-ROM.
To try out Linux, boot directly KNOPPIX, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions
To keep Linux permanently, install Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian GNU, Damn Small Linux, Slackware Linux, and other distributions to your hard disk
About the Author
has written or co-written dozens of books on Linux and UNIX, including Red Hat Linux Bible
(all editions), Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
, Linux Troubleshooting Bible
, Linux Toys,
and Linux Toys II
. Last year, Chris co-authored four books for the new Toolbox series for power users: Fedora Linux Toolbox
, SUSE Linux Toolbox
, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox
, and BSD UNIX Toolbox
For eight years, Chris worked with the organization at AT&T that developed UNIX before moving to Utah to help contribute to Novell’s UnixWare project in the early 1990s. When not writing about Linux, Chris enjoys playing soccer and just hanging out with his family.