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A new place to call home - Chapter 3 of "Linux for non-geeks"

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Chapter 3 from Linux for non-geeks: A hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow guidebook by Rickford Grant covers getting to know your Linux desktop. It focuses specifically on using the GNOME interface and notes the differences between it and Windows. The book caters mainly to home users, but would provide an excellent point of introduction for anyone looking to switch to Linux.

The book includes a complete installation of Fedora Linux on two CDs. It is available from http://nostarch.com/.

About the author: Rickford Grant has been a computer operating system maniac for over 20 years. From his earliest days with his Atari XL600 to his present Linux machines, he has been the guy at the other end of the computer help line for family, friends and colleagues. When not burning himself out in front of his monitor, or annoying his neighbors with his Nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle) playing, he spends his working hours as an Associate Professor at Toyama University of International Studies in Japan, where he teaches courses in English Language, Swedish Culture, and English-language-based computing.

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Excerpted from Linux for non-geeks by Rickford Grant (ISBN: 1-59327-034-8). Copyright 2004, No Starch Press All rights reserved.

This was first published in October 2005

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