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Description - Spring into Linux by Janet Valade

The Linux desktop is rapidly gaining as an alternative to Windows. IDC estimates that Linux has now surpassed Apple with 3% of the desktop market, and that this number will double by 2006. And the new desktop users are not just students curious about a free operating system, but working professionals who are familiar with Windows and who find themselves needing to come up-to-speed quickly on Linux. They need to quickly masters the Linux equivalents of Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer. They need to understand how to customize their Linux desktops so that they can be as productive as possible. And they need to do all of this quickly. They need Spring Into Linux. Written in the unique "Spring Into" style, this book is organized as a series of one-page and two-page tutorials. Written for professionals who don't need a lot of hand-holding, the information is quite dense. Each tutorial contains at least one example of the concept or procedure being described, with plenty of supporting screenshots.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780131853546
ISBN-10: 0131853546
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 176mm x 26mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Janet Valade

Janet Valade has 20 years experience in the computing ?eld. Her background includes experience as a technical writer for several companies, as a Web designer/programmer for an engineering ?rm, and as a systems analyst in a university environment where, for over 10 years, she supervised the installation and operation of computing resources, designed and developed a state-wide data archive, provided technical support to faculty and staff, wrote numerous technical papers and documentation, and designed and presented seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics. Janet currently has two published books-PHP & MySQL for Dummies, Second Edition, and PHP 5 for Dummies. In addition, she has authored chapters for several Linux and Web development books. (c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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