“The Linux Cookbook is a good guide for beginners who want to learn about the standard commands that are available on all systems."
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"(With this book)I can face the Linux command line without fear..."
"...has given me the knowledge to get the most out of Linux."
Over 1,500 step-by-step “recipes” show how to use Linux for everyday tasks.
The Linux Cookbook shows how to use Linux for everyday tasks such as: printing; converting and managing files; editing and formatting text; working with digital audio; creating and manipulating graphics; and connecting to the Internet. The quick-reference, cookbook-style format includes step-by-step Linux “recipes” covering many hundreds of day-to-day issues.
A collection of step-by-step 'recipes' for using Linux to get things done. Shows how to accomplish everyday tasks such as getting online, managing e-mail and chat, browsing the Web, writing HTML, scanning and converting images, recording and playing audio, making MP3s, and more. DLC: Linux.
From the Author
I wrote this book because I want everyone to know how to use free (or "open source") software, because I think everyone deserves the freedom that comes with it. Linux is becoming ever more powerful and popular, and the free software movement is gaining ground -- everyone should know what it is all about, and how they can use it in their lives.
Linux isn't hard to use, but if you're used to a completely different way of doing things, you might need someone to show you what to do. When you want to use your computer to do some task, you can break down the task into a "recipe" -- and that's what I've done to make it easy to use Linux. And anyone can follow a recipe.
This book aims to give all of the easiest and most effective "recipes" for people who want to use a Linux-based computer system to get things done.
Proprietary software denies you the freedoms that should be your right. You deserve better than that; you deserve the freedom of free software. Learn how to get it with THE LINUX COOKBOOK.
~Michael Stutz, August 2001
About the Author
MICHAEL STUTZ has contributed to the GNU Project and the Linux Documentation Project, and created the Design Science License (DSL), a generalized “copyleft” license.