Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition

  • 6h 17m
  • Richard Blum
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2020

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting Acquainted with Linux
  • Prepping Your Computer for Linux
  • Installing Linux
  • Examining the GNOME Desktop
  • Examining the KDE Plasma Desktop
  • Exploring Alternative Desktops
  • Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem
  • Using the Filesystem
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Using the Internet
  • Putting the X in Text
  • Word Processing and More with LibreOffice
  • Messing with Audio
  • Messing with Video and Graphics
  • Adding Software to Linux
  • Working without the GUI
  • Basic System Administration
  • A Secure Linux Box is a Happy Linux Box
  • Automating Your World
  • The Virtual World
  • Ten Steps to Running a Web Server
  • Ten Troubleshooting Tips