Learn to use Linux Mint like Professionals using Packt’s new book and eBook

May 2014 | Beginner's Guides, Linux Servers, Microsoft, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Linux Mint Essentials, a hands-on guide that provides a task-oriented look at Linux Mint. The print book comes in at 300 pages and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $49.99.

About the author:
Jay LaCroix is a Linux administrator with over 12 years of experience and nine certifications. He is passionate about open source software, especially the long-term adaptability of Linux. He is also the author of the self-published Sci-Fi novel Escape to Planet 55.

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also allows users to add a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface.

Linux Mint Essentials is an easy-to-follow guide filled with examples to stimulate your learning. The book takes readers through the installation process and further covers task-oriented topics such as shell commands and software installation. The book trains users to use and maintain their Linux mint systems. It is ideal for beginners and professional users alike who wish to exploit the functionality of their Linux mint system.

The book consists of the following essential topics:
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

Packt has also published the following titles related to this topic:
Linux Mint System Administrator’s Beginner's Guide
Kali Linux: Assuring Security By Penetration Testing

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Linux Mint Essentials
A practical guide to the Linux Mint from the novice to the professionals

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information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/linux-mint-essentials/book

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