Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting Started

    1. What Is Linux?

    2. Starting Up the Move CD

    3. The KDE Desktop

    4. Using a Typical KDE Application

    5. Controlling Windows

    6. Virtual Desktops

    7. Setting Your Desktop Background

    8. Linux Equivalents to Your Windows Programs

    9. Logging Out of KDE

  2. Chapter 2 Surf the Web

    1. Using Konqueror as a Web Browser

    2. Customizing Konqueror

    3. Disabling Pop-Up Ads

    4. Exploring Tabbed Web Browsing

    5. Teaching Konqueror to Lie

    6. Using Bookmarks

    7. Dealing with Helper Applications

    8. Accessing FTP Sites

    9. The Mozilla Web Browser

  3. Chapter 3 File Management

    1. Using Konqueror to Manage Files

    2. Accessing Network Files

    3. Konquering Advanced Techniques

    4. Accessing Files on Your Windows Hard Drive

  4. Chapter 4 Music and Videos

    1. Playing Music Files

    2. Watching Video Files

    3. Ripping and Encoding Music Files

    4. Burning CDs

  5. Chapter 5 Play Games

    1. The State of Gaming on Linux

    2. Trying Out the Games on the Move CD

    3. Getting Free Games on the Web

    4. Trying Out Game Emulators for Classic Games

    5. Running Commercial Linux Games

    6. Playing Windows Games on Linux

    7. Accessing Linux Online Gaming Resources

  6. Chapter 6 Email, Organizers, and Instant Messaging

    1. Making Kontact

    2. Using Email

    3. Configuring KMail

    4. Organizing Your Email

    5. Organizing Your Time

    6. Create a Computerized Address Book

    7. Instant Messaging with Kopete

  7. Chapter 7 Edit Digital Images

    1. Getting Images

    2. Viewing Images

    3. Getting to Know the GIMP

    4. Taking Screenshots

  8. Chapter 8 Customize Your Desktop

    1. Basic Customization

    2. Customizing the Kicker Panel

    3. Changing the Look of KDE

    4. Creating Keyboard Shortcuts

    5. Eye Candy on the Web

  9. Chapter 9 A Free Office Suite

    1. The OpenOffice.org Office Suite

    2. Writer Basics

    3. Advanced Formatting with Styles

    4. Other Features in Writer

    5. Calc

    6. The Future of OpenOffice.org

  10. Chapter 10 Manage Your Finances

    1. Getting Started

    2. The Account

    3. The GnuCash Accounts Window

    4. Transactions

    5. Reports

    6. Real-Life Examples

  11. Chapter 11 The Command Line

    1. Understanding the Command Line

    2. Important Commands

    3. Useful Navigation Tips

    4. Finding and Stopping Runaway Programs

    5. Zipping and Unzipping Files

  12. Chapter 12 Great Programs That Aren't on the CD

    1. GNOME: An Alternative to KDE

    2. Evolution: An Outlook Work-Alike

    3. Firefox: A Powerful Web Browser

    4. Thunderbird: A Feature-Rich Email Client

    5. MythTV: TiVo for Your Linux Computer

    6. Running Microsoft Office on Linux

    7. Creating Web Pages

    8. KDevelop: A Complete Programming Environment

    9. Scribus: Designing Magazine and Advertisement Layouts

    10. Instant Messaging with Gaim

  13. Chapter 13 Pre-Switching Information

    1. Choose Your Linux

    2. Windows-Like Linux

    3. Linux-Like Linux

    4. Getting More Information

    5. Summary

  1. Appendix A Solutions to Common Problems

    1. Your Computer Won't Boot from the CD

    2. Move Won't Boot Completely

    3. Problems with the USB Memory Key

    4. Setting Up Your Monitor

    5. Setting Up the Network

    6. Configuring Your Printer

  2. Colophon