Linux is becoming more and more popular, but the installation can often be daunting for new users. Linux in Easy Steps to the rescue! Following this book’s simple instructions, readers quickly install Linux, learn to explore the desktop, and launch great applications. This fully illustrated primer teaches important know-how, like how to climb the Linux directory tree, navigate with the File Browser, and much more. Its easy-to-understand tutorials guide readers through the OpenOffice business suite and media applications, letting them enjoy the Web, music, video, and graphics. Later chapters show how to use the Linux shell to communicate directly with the kernel at the very heart of the operating system, allowing readers total control over their Linux system.