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"Robin's book will show you the benefits of switching to Linux immediately. Your computer will run faster and more reliably than you ever believed possible. Surfing the net will no longer be an exercise in paranoia. And you'll discover a whole new world of powerful, free software that can run rings around the programs available for Windows."
From the Foreword by Leo Laporte, Host of Call for Help on G4TechTV Canada and The Tech Guy on KFI 640 AM Los Angeles
The perfect gift for that Linux beginner in your life!
Have Linux up and running in 5 minutes or less with the incredible SimplyMEPIS bootable CD-ROM
Easy-to-follow videos on DVD
Linux made easy... incredibly easy!
Tired of Windows viruses, spyware, licensing hassles, and high costs? Try Linux!
Not sure Linux is up to the job? It is. Not sure you can learn Linux? You can. Linux expert and Open Source Developers' Network (OSDN) editor-in-chief, Robin "Roblimo" Miller, will teach you Linux the easy way: using the point-and-click skills you already have!
With the bootable SimplyMEPIS Linux software included on CD, you'll be running Linux in 5 minutes...no formatting, no partitioning, no technical hassles... just insert the CD, reboot your computer, and you're ready to go!!!
You don't need to be a computer expert! With Roblimo's step-by-step instructions and how-to videos, you'll master everything from word processing to the Web and email, instant messaging to CD burning... you name it.
Linux has never been this easy, this productive, or this much fun!
Navigate Linux visually, the easy way, with KDE
Get on the Web, send email, even build your own Web sites
Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents with OpenOffice.org
Instant-message and chat with all your friendsno matter what network they're on
Import, edit, and manage your digital photos
Burn CDs and DVDs
Play the world's best open source games
Download all the free software you'll ever need
Coexist easily with Windows users
CD features SimplyMEPIS Linux: start running Linux in 5 minutes, and get all the software you need to be productive!
DVD features Roblimo explaining all you need to know in bite-sized video tutorials. All the Linux skills you really need are covered here... just watch, and do!
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About the Author
Robin "Roblimo" Miller started writing professionally in 1983 as a freelance reporter and feature writer in Baltimore, Maryland. He first wrote about Linux in 1997, and by 1998 he was a full-time Linux user, working as a reporter, columnist, and editor for Andover News Network, which later become the OSTG (Open Source Technology Group) division of VA Software.
Roblimo, as he has been known online since the mid-1990s, was one of the first reporters to cover the Linux phenomenon. He has spoken at computing and Internet conferences in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, India, Trinidad, Jordan, and at least a dozen U.S. states. He's been "the computer expert" for the award-winning Rise and Shine morning show on Baltimore's WJZ TV, and has been a guest on many radio and several cable TV talk shows.
Point & Click Linux! is Roblimo's second book. His first, The Online Rules of Successful Companies, was published by FT Prentice Hall in 2002. He has written over 2000 articles for various newspapers, magazines, and Web sites on topics including Linux (of course!), child support, college campus drug use, metallurgy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), software development, telemarketing, crime prevention, tax policy, online business, TV news reporting, taxi driving, and political shenanigans.
Before becoming a full-time writer and editor, Roblimo worked as a limo owner/driver (hence "Roblimo"), taxi driver, electronics technician, soldier, and auto mechanic. He is currently editor in chief of OSTG, and lives with his wife, the artist Deborah Miller, in Bradenton, Florida.
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This is a very good book to add to your linux libary. Since I have only started to use linux a little appears to be just fine.Published 7 months ago by Charles Brousseau
MEPIS CD won't boot and exe won't run. I paid for the book and CDs, but the linuxtracker.org site implies cheapskates are listed for free downloads (and my 16mb/s pipe downloads... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Zee Xenon
I thought this book would have more information, but it did not have anything that would help someone with even a little skill in linux.Published on February 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
You can figure out most of what this book talks about by doing simple trial and error. The version the book contains is old...not the books fault.... Read morePublished on May 10, 2006 by Kapitalist
This book will help people who never used a computer before. It can help you getting started with computers via the Linux way, but it will be almost useless if you are experienced... Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by David Bandiera
This book will help with all you will need on MEPIS,to get started.Published on September 7, 2005 by Gregory W. Polcsik
Although this book seems to be linked to the MEPIS distribution of linux, it looks pretty organized and helpful. Read morePublished on August 6, 2005 by Maddog
I think this book has the right idea but it is not executed well. I have some computer knowledge and as advertised the CD did boot. Read morePublished on June 24, 2005 by Eugene Kasper
I installed SimplyMEPIS on a new computer user's MS-Windows
computer that was filled with Adware, Spyware, Trojans, and
Viruses. Read more