a1Previous editions of Linux For Dummies have garnered rave reviews. However, there’s one scary term applied to them outdated! The 6th Edition remedies that with easy-to-understand information on the latest version of the most popular Linux distributions, including Fedora Core, SuSE, Mandrake, Xandros, Linspire, and Knoppix. This guide walks you though installing, configuring, tuning, and using each version of Linux, the low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems. You’ll discover how to:

* Prep your computer for Linux
* Boot and stop Linux
* Connect to the Internet, e-mail, surf the Web, and access and use cool Internet tools
* Manage files and directories
* Do word processing and more with Open Office.org
* Updated material includes:
* Info on the wireless Internet connection
* Coverage of the new SELinux infrastructure, an important new security feature
* Updated GNOME and KDE coverage


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