Beginning SUSE Linux

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Thomas, Keir

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Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional is designed for the newcomer to Linux. It aims to guide you through numerous practical topics relevant to effective operation of this popular operating system.

The book begins by discussing the background of Linux and open source software, then proceeds to guide you through the SUSE installation process. You'll learn how to use the basic functions, and modify the look and feel according to your tastes. This book is packed with troubleshooting tips, so even the most cautious beginner will feel right at home.

Next, the book covers the daily usage tasks that are enjoyable and interesting to learn. You'll learn how to configure your system to listen to audio CDs and MP3s, burn CDs, watch movies, connect to the Internet, and reproduce common Windows tasks.

In the process, you'll gain an in-depth understanding about the core of Linux. You'll learn how to master the command-line prompt, secure your system, and perform administration tasks like scheduling backups and managing users.

A full version of the SUSE operating system is supplied for free on the included DVD, so you'll have everything you need to get a Linux system up and running.

About the authors

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The goals of this book are to convince users of other desktop operating systems that Linux is adequate to fulfill all of their computing needs, and to guide the brave through the switch to a Linux platform. The target audience is a computer user … ." (Alberto Squassabia, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (5), May, 2008)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning SUSE Linux
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0006-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0006-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
544
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