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Table of Contents
                            Linux For Dummies, 8th Edition
	About the Authors
	Dedication
	Authors’ Acknowledgments
	Contents at a Glance
	Table of Contents
	Introduction
		About This Book
		How to Use This Book
		Three Presumptuous Assumptions
		How This Book Is Organized
		Icons Used in This Book
		Where to Go from Here
	Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet
		Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux
			Is Free Really Free?
			Linux: Revolution or Just Another Operating System?
			Anatomy of an Open Source Software Project
			Packaging Linux: The Distribution
		Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux
			Preparing to Use Linux and Microsoft Windows Together
			Working with Disk Partitions
			Double-Checking Hardware Compatibility
			Finally, Finally, Before You Get Started
		Chapter 3: Installing Fedora
			Things to Consider Before You Begin Installation
			Getting Started with the Installation Process
			Your First Boot
		Chapter 4: Booting and Stopping Fedora
			Giving Linux the Boot
			Entering Rescue Mode
			Don’t Just Turn Off the Machine!
			Removing Linux from Your System
		Chapter 5: Checking Out the Desktops
			Making the Best of the Command Line
			The GNOME Desktop
	Part II: Getting Up to Speed with Linux
		Chapter 6: Working without the GUI
			Playing the Shell Game
			Understanding bash Command Syntax and Structure
			Starting Programs from the Shell
			Putting Wildcard Expansion to Good Use
			Working with Long Commands
			Working with Variables
			Using Redirection and Pipes
		Chapter 7: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem
			Pieces of the Puzzle
			Touring the Linux Filesystem
			Managing Your Filesystem without a Net ( Or Mouse)
			Partitions versus Directories
		Chapter 8: Using the Filesystem in GNOME and Nautilus
			Sailin’ through Folders
			Using CDs and Other Removable Media
			Accessing Windows Drives on This Computer
			Accessing Network Drives
			Formatting Disks
			Burning Data CDs and DVDs
			Finding Things
		Chapter 9: Connecting to the Internet
			Internet Connectivity 101
			Setting Up the Hardware
			Selecting an Internet Service Provider ( ISP)
			Getting Information You Need from Your ISP
			Configuring Your Connection
			It’s All Fun and Games Until Something Doesn’t Work
			After You’re Connected
	Part III: Getting Things Done
		Chapter 10: Using the Internet
			Browse the Web with Firefox
			Evolving into E-Mail
			Taking Advantage of Instant Messaging
			Downloading with BitTorrent
			Ol’ Fashion File Transfers
			Talkin’ on the Phone
			Working with Other Internet Tools
		Chapter 11: Putting the X in Text
			Viewing the Contents of a Text File
			Editing Text Files with nano
			Going with gedit
		Chapter 12: Word Processing and More with OpenOffice.org
			Installing the OpenOffice.org Suite
			Word Processing with OpenOffice.Org Writer
			Spreadsheets with OpenOffice.Org Calc
			Presentations with OpenOffice.Org Impress
			Fine Art with OpenOffice.Org Draw
			Managing Data with OpenOffice.org Base
			Layout with OpenOffice.Org Math
		Chapter 13: Messing with Audio
			What Sound? I Don’t Hear a Thing!
			Listening to CDs
			Listening to Downloaded Music
			Listening to Internet Radio
			Ripping Music Tracks from CDs
			Burning Data CDs and DVDs
		Chapter 14: Messing with Video and Graphics
			Watchin’ Those Silly Web Clips
			Viewing Movie Files
			Watchin’ DVDs
			Creating and Modifying Graphics
			Playing 3-D Games
		Chapter 15: Windows-Only Media Formats and Programs
			Commercial Software
			Installing and Using Wine
	Part IV: Junior Administrator Boot Camp
		Chapter 16: Adding Software to Linux
			Opening Downloaded Files
			Compressing and Packaging Files to Share
			Installing New Software
			Finding More Software
			Upgrading Your OS
		Chapter 17: Basic System Administration
			Users and Groups
			Printing
			System Monitor
		Chapter 18: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box
			Choosing Secure Passwords
			Updating Software
			Keeping an Eye on Your Log Files with the System Log Viewer
			Locating Security Resources
	Part V: The Part of Tens
		Chapter 19: Ten Steps to Making Your Own Wireless Access Point
			Hello, Master!
			Step 1: Plan Your Network
			Step 2: Configure Your Network Card
			Step 3: Install Your Wireless Card
			Step 4: Install Bridging
			Step 5: Build a Bridge
			Step 6: Save Your Hard Work
			Step 7: Test Connectivity
			Step 8: Configure Security
			Step 9: Configure Remote Devices
			Step 10: Test Remote Devices
			In Case of Difficulty . . .
		Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Setting Up a Samba Print Server
			Dancing the Samba
			Step 1: Plan Your Sharing
			Step 2: Connect a Local Printer
			Step 3: Manually Add a Local Printer
			Step 4: Set the Printer Configuration
			Step 5: Install Samba
			Step 6: Configure Samba
			Step 7: Start Samba
			Step 8: Open the Firewall Port
			Step 9: Let Guests Print
			Step 10: Map a Network Printer
			Troubleshooting
		Chapter 21: Ten Steps to Setting Up a File Server
			Reintroducing Samba
			Step 1: Plan a Sharing Policy
			Step 2: Create Linux Groups
			Step 3: Create Folders to Share
			Step 4: Set Advanced Folder Permissions
			Step 5: Install and Start Samba
			Step 6: Configure Samba
			Step 7: Create UNIX User Accounts
			Step 8: Create Samba User Accounts
			Step 9: Create Shared Folders in Samba
			Step 10: Map to Shared Folders
			Troubleshooting
		Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Tips
			Tip # 1: “The Linux Installer Froze”
			Tip # 2: Checking Your Distribution Burns
			Tip # 3: “I Told the Installer to Test My Graphics, and They Failed”
			Tip # 4: “The Installer Tested My Graphics Fine, but My GUI Won’t Start”
			Tip # 5: “I Think I’m in Linux, but I Don’t Know What to Do!”
			Tip # 6: “I Don’t Want to Boot into This!”
			Tip # 7: Changing Your Boot Environment “ Permanently”
			Tip # 8: “I Want to Change Screen Resolutions”
			Tip # 9: “My GUI Is Hung, and I’m Stuck!”
			Tip # 10: “Help, My Machine Hangs During Boot!”
			“Aaargh! I Forgot My Root Password! What Do I Do?”
	Part VI: Appendixes
		Appendix A: Common Linux Commands
			Linux Commands by Function
			Files and Filesystem
			System Control
		Appendix B: About the DVD-ROM
			System Requirements
			Using the DVD-ROM
			Booting from the DVD-ROM
			What You Find in Fedora 7
			If You’ve Got Problems (Of the DVD-ROM Kind)
	Index
                        
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by Dee-Ann LeBlanc and Richard Blum

Linux®
FOR

DUMmIES


8TH EDITION

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Standard toolbar
Beneath the menu bar is the standard toolbar. Each icon in this series repre-
sents a different functionality, as shown in Table 12-2.

Table 12-2 The OpenOffice.org Calc Standard Toolbar,
from Left to Right

Button or Item What You Can Do

New Open new documents of various types. Click the down-
ward arrow to select a particular type of document to
create, from among any of the OOo types.

Open Open an existing file for reading or editing.

Save Save the current document. If you haven’t saved this
document before, the Save As dialog box opens.

Document as E-mail Open a Compose e-mail window in your preferred e-mail
program, and automatically attach this document.

Edit File Edit the displayed spreadsheet.

Export Directly as PDF Open a Save As dialog box with PDF selected as the
file type.

Print File Directly Send a file to the default printer.

Page Preview Show this page as it would look if you printed it. To
return from preview mode, click Close Preview.

Spellcheck Run the spell checker on your entire document or the
selected text.

AutoSpellcheck Activate or turn off the automatic spell checker feature.

Cut Remove the selected text from the document and save
it in memory.

Copy Make a copy of the selected document text and save it
in memory.

Paste Place the text from memory into the document at the
cursor’s current location. Click the down arrow to see
options of how the text can be pasted.

Format Paintbrush Pick up the formatting of the first text you click and
apply it to the second text you click.

(continued)

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Table 12-2 (continued)
Button or Item What You Can Do

Undo Undo the last change you made to the document. Click the
down arrow to choose how far you want to back up to.

Redo Reinstate the last change to the document after using
Undo to cancel it. Click the down arrow to choose how
far you want to redo.

Hyperlink Open or close a dialog box that you can use to build
complex hyperlinks.

Sort Ascending Re-order the selected data in ascending order.

Sort Descending Re-order the selected data in descending order.

Insert Chart Create a chart based on the selected data.

Show Draw Functions Access the many OpenOffice.org drawing utilities.

Find and Replace Open or close the Find and Replace dialog box.

Navigator Open or close the Navigator window, which allows you
to jump to specific features within your document.

Gallery Open or close a dialog box that provides access to clip art.

Zoom Alter how large the document shows on your screen.

Help Open the OpenOffice.org Help dialog box.

Formatting bar
The object bar is directly below the function bar in a default OpenOffice.org
setup. As usual, you can remove the object bar at any time by using the View
menu. This series of icons allows you to click buttons and expand drop-down
list boxes that represent standard spreadsheet functions, such as styles,
fonts, font sizes, and number formatting instructions. Most features on this
bar are identical to what you see in most modern spreadsheets.

Formula bar
Directly below the object bar in a default OpenOffice.org Calc setup is the
Formula bar. Table 12-3 lays out what you find in this short collection of
entries. This bar actually changes depending on what you’re doing, offering
you buttons for particular tasks, so don’t panic if you look here and this table
doesn’t match what you see on your own Formula bar.

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