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Linux For Non-Geeks
by Rickford Grant
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Computerworld, November 29, 2004 http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/os/linux/story/0,10801,97834,00.html
"Definitely worth your time. Will teach newbies how to feel confident and comfortable as they explore Linux."
SA Computer Magazine, September 2004
"highly recommended ... once you have read it, all the basic day-to-day tasks in Linux will be second nature"
Linux Online, May 11, 2004
"By the time you've finished reading, you'll feel confident with Linux."
Chicago Tribune, May 8, 2004
"Author Rickford Grant, an impressive explainer, delivers well-written and clear guidance."
HostingResolve.com, May 2004
"a success in explaining the topic in a focused and understandable way, with humor and style."
Slashdot, June 2004
"Nicely balanced information for a new Linux user, an on again/off again Linux user or for the switcher."
Linux Advocate, July 2004
"Linux for Non-Geeks is clear, to the point, and does an impressive job of avoiding geek-speak. Highly recommended."
UnixReview.com, June 2004
"a good, solid book."
SearchSA.com.au, July 2004
"Linux for Non-Geeks is the perfect start for virtually anybody wanting to give Linux a try."
Kickstartnews.com, July 2004
"Linux for Non-Geeks is without a doubt the best introductory Linux book currently on the market"
This book is for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux for Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: Installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more. Readers with only basic experience with Windows or another Linux distribution will learn how to do everything on their Linux machine that they are used to doing with Windows. Includes a complete installation of Fedora Linux on two CDs.
Guide to using Linux, providing a series of projects throughout the book showing how to surf the Web, shop online, and send email; chat with your friends on AIM, MSN, and Yahoo!; write letters or manage your finances; view, print, and edit your digital photos; and more. Softcover.
About the Author
Rickford Grant has been a computer operating system maniac for over 20 years. From his earliest days with his Atari XL600 to his present Linux machines, he has been the guy at the other end of the computer help line for family, friends and colleagues. When not burning himself out in front of his monitor, or annoying his neighbors with his Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) playing, he spends his working hours as an Associate Professor at Toyama University of International Studies in Japan, where he teaches courses in English Language, Swedish Culture, and English-language-based computing.
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