Linux For Dummies

Your step-by-step guide to the latest in Linux


Nine previous editions of this popular benchmark guide can't be wrong! Whether you're new to Linux and need a step-by-step guide or are a pro who wants to catch up with recent distributions, Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition has your back. Les mer
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Your step-by-step guide to the latest in Linux


Nine previous editions of this popular benchmark guide can't be wrong! Whether you're new to Linux and need a step-by-step guide or are a pro who wants to catch up with recent distributions, Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition has your back. Covering everything from installation to automation, this updated edition focuses on openSUSE and Ubuntu and includes new and refreshed material-as well as chapters on building a web server and creating simple shell scripts.


In his friendly, no-jargon style, IT professional and tech higher education instructor Richard Blum draws on more than 10 years of teaching to show you just why Linux's open source operating systems are relied on to run a huge proportion of the world's online infrastructure, servers, supercomputers, and NAS devices-and how you can master them too.





Study the thinking behind Linux

Choose the right installation approach

Pick up the basics-from prepping to desktops

Get fancy with music, video, movies, and games



Whatever your Linux needs-work, fun, or just a hobby-this bestselling, evergreen guide will get you up and coding in the open source revolution in no time at all.


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Introduction 1


About This Book 1


How to Use This Book 2


Three Presumptuous Assumptions 3


Icons Used in This Book 4


Where to Go from Here 4


Part 1: Getting Your Feet Wet 5


Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux 7


Is Free Really Free? 7


Linux: Revolution or Just Another Operating System? 8


Anatomy of an Open Source Software Project 11


GNU who? 11


Who's in charge of Linux, anyway? 13


Einstein was a volunteer 13


Packaging Linux: The Distribution 14


Core Linux distributions 14


Specialized Linux distributions 16


The Linux Live distribution 16


Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux 19


Preparing to Use Linux and Microsoft Windows Together 22


Installing a second hard drive 22


Partitioning an existing drive 23


Double-Checking Hardware Compatibility 29


Finally, Finally, Before You Get Started 32


Disabling the secure boot feature 33


Creating a boot disk 33


Chapter 3: Installing Linux 37


Things to Consider Before You Begin Installation 38


Installing from Ubuntu Live 39


Your First Ubuntu Boot 49


Installing openSUSE 51


Chapter 4: Examining the GNOME Desktop 61


The History of GNOME 61


Breaking Down the GNOME Desktop 62


Menus, please! 63


The desktop 67


Exploring the Activities Overview 69


The dash 69


The windows overview area 73


Working with workspaces 74


Customizing Your Ride75


Background 76


Appearance 76


Displays77


Mouse and touchpad 79


A Closer Look at Accessibility Features 80


Chapter 5: Examining the KDE Plasma Desktop 83


The KDE Plasma Desktop 83


More menus! 85


The panel 89


The desktop 91


Using Widgets 91


Adding widgets 91


Getting more widgets 95


Plasma System Settings 96


Desktop Folder Settings 97


Accessibility Settings 98


Chapter 6: Exploring Alternative Desktops 101


Spicing Things Up with Cinnamon 101


History of Cinnamon 102


Looking at the menu 103


Changing settings 105


Adding more spice 106


Working with MATE 107


The history of MATE 107


Looking at the menu 109


Changing desktop settings 110


Applets 111


The Xfce Desktop Interface 112


History of Xfce 112


The Whisker menu 113


Changing Xfce settings115


Applets 116


Part 2: Getting Up to Speed with Linux 119


Chapter 7: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem 121


Pieces of the Puzzle 121


Touring the Linux Filesystem 122


The root of the tree 122


The importance of being /etc 124


Where removable media lives 124


Where the computer is the /usr 125


Managing Your Filesystem without a Net (or Mouse) 125


Viewing information about files on the command line 126


Understanding file listing information 127


Comprehending file types 129


Navigating the filesystem in Linux 130


A Permissions Prime r131


Checking out the triplet

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