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Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds
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  • Title Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds
  • Author(s) David Brickner
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media (April 20, 2005)
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 386 pages
  • eBook: Online, HTML
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059600754X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596007546
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Book Description

This book is a detailed step-by-step guide to the Linux operating system and several popular open source programs. With this guide you can quickly learn how to use Linux to perform the tasks you do most: surf the web, send and receive email, instant message with friends, write letters, create spreadsheets, and even how to enhance your digital photos.

This book also provides both home and business users with a hassle-free way to investigate this operating system before they purchase and install a complete Linux distribution.

About the Authors
  • David Brickner is an editor of Linux and Open Source books at O'Reilly Media, Inc. Prior to that he worked as a Windows system administrator for eight years. He has used Linux servers since 1998, and run it as his full-time desktop for the past four years. David lives close to Boston, MA with his wife Claire and two well-behaved cats. He enjoys reading Fantasy and Science-Fiction books, eating his own pumpkin bread, and going to the movies with Claire. David wishes his hobbies were woodworking and camping, but he hasn't done enough of either for this to be true. David did not vote for Bush in any election.

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