Linux Mint Essentials
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- Learn to use Linux Mint like a pro, starting with the installation and going all the way through maintaining your system
- Covers everything you need to know in order to be productive, including browsing the Internet, creating documents, and installing software
- Hands-on activities reinforce your knowledge
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 324 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2014
ISBN : 178216815X
ISBN 13 : 9781782168157
Author(s) : Jay LaCroix
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Meet Linux Mint
Chapter 2: Creating Boot Media and Installing Linux Mint
Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with Cinnamon
Chapter 4: An Introduction to the Terminal
Chapter 5: Utilizing Storage and Media
Chapter 6: Installing and Removing Software
Chapter 7: Enjoying Multimedia on Mint
Chapter 8: Managing Users and Permissions
Chapter 9: Connecting to Networks
Chapter 10: Securing Linux Mint
Chapter 11: Advanced Administration Techniques
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Linux Mint
Appendix A: Reinstalling Mint while Retaining Data
Appendix B: Using the MATE Edition of Linux Mint
Appendix C: Using the KDE Edition of Linux Mint
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What you will learn from this book
- Explore Linux Mint's functions
- Configure and install the distribution
- Discover the Cinnamon user interface
- Manage user permissions
- Understand how to launch programs
- Learn how to use shell commands
- Set up Mint Firewall to prevent attacks and explore disaster recovery
- Play music and videos
- Manage digital camera photos
- Troubleshoot your Mint system
Linux Mint is one of the most popular and proven distributions for beginners and advanced users alike. Out of the box hardware and multimedia support makes Mint your go-to choice for general computing. Its ease of use has transformed it into a celebrated Linux distribution.
This is an all-inclusive guide to Linux Mint, and will teach you everything you need to know in order to use a Linux Mint system. The book starts with the installation process and covers task-oriented topics such as browsing the Internet and installing software as well as shell commands. This guide walks the reader through installing and maintaining Linux Mint on a personal computer.
Using task-oriented examples, readers will journey through understanding what sets Mint apart from the competition, how to maintain it, and how to use it. Topics covered in the book include getting acquainted with Cinnamon, navigating the filesystem, software management, an introduction to the terminal, and more!
A task-oriented look at Linux Mint, using actual real-world examples to stimulate learning. Each topic is presented in an easy-to-follow order, with hands-on activities to reinforce the content.
Who this book is for
If you are starting out with Linux from a different platform or are well versed with Linux Mint and want a guide that shows you how to exploit certain functionality, this book is for you. No previous Linux experience is assumed.