Boot Up to Ubuntu, Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, openSUSE, and 13 Other Distributions
By Christopher Negus
Released: November 2009
Voted one of the five "Favorite Linux Books of All Time" by readers of Linux Journal!
Try out 18 different Linux distributions to see which one is right for you
Many Internet sites you visit or gadgets you use are run by Linux systems. Now you can try out Linux on your own PC! Run Linux live or install it side by side with your Windows or Mac OS system. This book includes step-by-step instructions and software to use Linux as a desktop, server, or programmer's workstation. Move to software freedom and find the right Linux for your home, school, small business, or enterprise.
Install and use the latest Linux systems for desktops and servers
Access free and open source software for e-mail, Web browsing, and games
Launch all your music, video, images, and documents in Linux
Set up your own print, file, e-mail, and Web servers
Get a stable and secure system using Linux firewall and security tools
Create your own cool apps with useful programming tools
A total of 18 different Linux distributions are included on the DVD and CD-ROM.
To try out Linux, boot directly Ubuntu, openSUSE, KNOPPIX, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Gentoo, BackTrack, and other live Linux distributions
To keep Linux permanently, install those and other distributions to your hard disk
What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?
Ubuntu Linux (live/install)
Fedora Linux (live/install)
Gentoo Linux (live/install)
Slackware® Linux (install)
Mandriva One (live/install)
Puppy Linux (live/install)
Debian GNU/Linux(network install)
Damn Small Linux (live/install)
Coyote Linux (floppy firewall)
Tiny Core (live)
All software built for x86 computers
See chapters on each distribution for system requirements
"If you are already a Linux user and want to know more about the technical aspects mentioned above, or want to experiment with other distributions than the one you are familiar with, then this book is for you. It will help you avoid buying a dozen different books with very similar content." (Computing Reviews, October 2010)