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No Nonsense Linux


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A little secret is that many of the CEOs of Linux companies still use Microsoft software on their laptop computer because they need point-and-click ease of use, which up until now only XP has offered for PCs. Even the more consumer-friendly Linux flavors have required a periodic visit to the command line to properly configure or install software, which is simply too complicated. With the release of Linspire Five-0, desktop Linux hit a milestone because it's the first version that does not require the use of the command line to configure a computer. (Of course you can use one if you'd like, but it's not required.) Some in the Linux community think it's imperative to force people to learn computing complexities, but my belief is that we need to make Linux much easier so it can appeal to a wider market than just the
Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Robertson

Chapter 1: Installing Linspire
Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with Linspire
Chapter 3: Personalizing & Customizing Linspire
Chapter 4:
File Management
Chapter 5: Word Processing
Chapter 6: Creating Spreadsheets
Chapter 7: Creating Graphics & Slide Shows
Chapter 8: Using Multimedia Programs
Chapter 9:
Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 10: Installing Programs
Chapter 11: Browsing the Internet
Chapter 12: E-Mail
Chapter 13: Instant Messaging
Chapter 14: Home Networking
Chapter 15: Getting Help
Chapter 16: Printers

computer savvy.

As part of our mission to bring Linux to a wider audience, we commissioned a book on Linux called the No Nonsense Guide to Linspire, written by computer expert Eric Grebler. Expect to see this book in bookstores near you. This illustrated book walks you through all the computing basics and includes a copy of LinspireLive! Yes, Linspire is super easy, but often times people want the extra comfort of a printed guide. And for a limited time, with every purchase of the digital version of Linspire Five-0 (or of the CNR Edition), you will receive the No Nonsense Guide for free. (You must follow this link to receive this offer). If you already own Linspire Five-0 as well as the CNR Edition, you can buy the book by itself for $19.95 - a $10 discount!

-- Michael
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