Linux Tips, Hacks and Coding Vol 26

Everything you need to master Linux!

Linux may not have the user numbers that Microsoft or Apple enjoy but those who have adopted the open source world into their digital life have found this remarkable operating system, and the available free programs it offers, a breath of fresh air.

Linux offers the user a fast, secure environment free from bloated software to work and play on. Not only are you able to configure it to your own personal tastes, you’re also able to enjoy a superb everyday desktop operating system that’s developed by a community of like-minded users.

Linux and open source stands for much more than simply free-touse programs and apps. It’s a movement that’s gathering pace, embracing everything that’s good about the modern digital age.


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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 297 x 210 mm
Pages

144

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USD $19.99 ¦ CAD $19.99 ¦ AUD $19.99 ¦ NZD $18.99

First Published

Feb 2018

Using Linux

In this book we look at how to get hold of Linux and how to install it on a PC or Mac, or in a virtual environment. We look at how it works and how you can achieve great things and take command of its features and options. Before long, you’ll be mastering Linux and diving deeper into open source.

For Beginners

Don’t worry if the thought of Linux sounds too much to take on board. Armed with this book, you can comfortably get to grips with how everything works, and how you can make it work for you. We show you how you can navigate the filesystem, manage the desktop, use its many wonderful features and install more open source software.

Linux Mint

Linux has many different distributions: some offer the user a lightweight environment in which to work in, whereas others are designed for those who demand cutting edge tools and stunning visuals. These specific twists are what make Linux a great operating system to use; Linux Mint is regarded as one of the best distros available. We take a closer look at Linux Mint and what it can do for you.

DIY Distro

We take things a step further here, showing you how you can build your own Linux distro, using Arch Linux as the base. You’ll work from the command line, partition a hard drive, format it, download and install the core Linux files. You then learn how to configure it with a Desktop Environment, together with additional software, to make it a complete bespoke operating system ready for your own unique spin.

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