About This Book

SUSE Linux 10 For Dummies is a beginner's guide for the upcoming SUSE Linux distribution. The approach to the subject matter and the writing style is that of the successful For Dummies series. The focus is on introducing you to the SUSE Linux desktop with all the GUI tools, including the office productivity suite (OpenOffice.org) and multimedia applications (audio player, digital camera, CD burning, image editing, and so on). I include a chapter on connecting to the Internet using cable/DSL modems and setting up a basic home network because these have become necessities for anyone who has more than one PC and, especially, for those who plan to run SUSE Linux on a PC. I also include a part that introduces the basics of routine system administration, how to add and update software, and how to tighten up the system's security.

Here are some of the things that this book shows you how to do:

^ Install and configure SUSE Linux from the DVD-ROM included with the book.

^ Connect the SUSE Linux system to the Internet through a DSL or cable modem.

^ Set up dialup networking.

^ Add a wireless Ethernet to your existing network.

^ Get tips, techniques, and shortcuts for various uses of SUSE Linux, such as

• Using the OpenOffice.org office suite

• Browsing the Linux file system

• Using Linux commands

• Using multimedia applications

^ Understand the basics of system and network security. ^ Perform system administration tasks.

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