Table of contents for Peter van der Linden's guide to Linux / Peter van der Linden.

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Contents	vii
Hello Linux	1
Why Linux Now? 2
Why Windows Is Dangerous	2
Windows Security Problems	2
Example of a Typical Windows Virus	4
Windows Viruses "Arms race"	6
Didn't XP's Service Pack 2 solve the Windows security problems?	6
Other Security Problems	7
Get Rid of Windows Viruses-Switch to Linux	8
Advantages and Disadvantages of Linux	9
Things That Are About the Same in Linux and Windows	9
What You Gain by Switching to Linux	10
What you give up by switching to Linux	12
Linux Background	14
Linux Distributions	15
The Linspire Distro	17
Why I Chose Linspire	17
Linspire and the Linux Community	18
Additional Linspire Advantages	19
The Significance of Open Source Software	19
Openness Versus Restrictions	20
The GNU General Public License	20
What Uncle Josh did next	21
// Still Wondering About Switching to Linux?	22
Does the Software I Need Run on Linux?	23
Isn't the Installation Really Hard?	23
Is It Hard to Do Normal Things Like Start Programs and Find Files?	24
Is It a Huge Pain to Connect Hardware Like Cameras and Printers?	24
Can I Get to the Internet Without Camping Out With My Local Linux User Group for a 
Week?	24
Who Do I Call When I Have Problems?	24
Can a Normal Person Switch to Linux?	24
What Now?	25
Running the Linux Live CD	27
Getting Started 28
What This Chapter Is About	28
Installation Should Come Last	28
What's in the Rest of the Book	28
System Requirements for Running the Live CD	28
The Best Way to Run Linux Easily	29
Some Hardware Requirements	29
Linspire Hardware "Must Nots"	31
How a Live CD Works	31
What Happens When You Run the Live CD	31
Limitations of Running Linux From a Live CD	32
Advantages of Running Linux From a Live CD	32
Booting and Running Linspire From the Live CD	33
Troubleshooting	35
PC Didn't Boot Linux	35
Linspire-Specific Help	36
Solving Other Problems	43
Hardware Basics	45
Troubleshooting BIOS	45
If You've Still Got Trouble	49
Troubleshooting Device Drivers	49
// would suggest making the device driver info an appendix and referring people there.
What is a "device driver"?	49
The KDE Desktop	61
Getting Started 62
Different Operating Systems, Similar Windows	62
Introduction to the KDE Desktop	65
All Desktops Are Basically Alike	66
Comparing KDE and Windows	68
The KDE Panel	69
How Your Folders are Organized in KDE	71
Using the Konqueror File Manager	73
Start the Konqueror File Manager	74
Viewing More Information in Konqueror	74
Moving Konqueror to Display a Different Folder	76
Splitting the Konqueror Window	78
Moving and Copying Files	79
Deleting Files and Folders	80
Creating Files and Folders	80
Accessing Your Windows Files From Linux	81
Help Menus and More Information	82
Copy and Paste	83
Advanced KDE Techniques	84
KDE Settings and Themes	84
Animated Desktop Background	86
Choosing a screen saver	86
Adding a Program to the Launch Menu	87
Several Ways to Do Something	88
Prepackaged Themes	89
Making Better Use of Screen Real Estate	90
Desktop Access Button	90
Window Shades	91
Virtual Desktops	92
Linux and X Window	93
Linux Layers	94
Troubleshooting X	95
Goals of X Window Architecture	95
Onto the Net	97
Getting Started 98
Bringing the Internet to Your Front Door	98
The Future is Broadband, Fiber, and Wireless	99
Why don't we have super-fast fiber networks in our homes?	99
Getting the Internet From Your Front Door to Your PC // retitle this as a H2 of the 
main "choosing internet section", call it Linux and Networking ?	100
What are the chances networking will "just work" on Linux?	101
Improving Your Chances of Successful Networking on Linux	102
Setting Up a Wired Ethernet Connection	103
Find the Hardware	103
Check Modem Power	104
Boot Into Linux	104
Set up the Firewall	105
Trouble-shooting a Wired Connection	105
Alternative 1: Setting Up a Wireless Ethernet Connection	110
Wireless Basics	111
Wireless Range	111
Wireless Hardware	112
Make Connecting as Easy as Possible: Turning Off Security	112
Confirm That Linux Has a Device Driver for Your Network Adapter	113
Setting Wireless Security Options	115
Troubleshooting a Wireless Network Adapter	118
Alternative 2: Setting Up a Dial-up Network Connection	124
Dial-Up Disadvantages	124
Modem Setup // I pulled a couple things together up here that seemed to go together and 
come first	125
Collecting Dialup ISP Data From Windows	126
Setting Up an Analog Modem Under Linux	129
Troubleshooting a Dial-Up Network Adapter	134
All About Email	137
Getting Started 138
Using Web-Based Mail	138
Using a Standalone Mail Program	139
SMTP, POP and IMAP	140
Retrieving your current email configuration	143
Setting up Mozilla email	145
History of Mozilla: the Mosaic Killer	145
Setting Up Mozilla	147
Using other email clients	148
Available Linux Email Clients	149
Transferring Data From Windows Email Clients	150
Junk Mail Control	152
Getting started with spam control	153
Exclude real correspondents from filtering	154
Other Filtering	154
Conclusion	155
Adding Software	159
 Getting Started 160
Introducing Linspire's Click-N-Run	160
Without CNR, Installing Applications Can Be a Lot of Work	161
With CNR, Adding Software Is Easy	162
More CNR Details	164
Linux Packages	167
Dependency Checking	168
Package Manager Choices in Linux	169
Using Debian's Advanced Packaging Tool	170
Tell APT where to look for packages	171
Listing packages	172
Searching for a package	173
Installing a package with APT	174
Removing a Package	175
Adding a Menu Item for a New Application	178
Compiling and Installing Software From Source Code	180
Source Code and Open Source	181
Downloading the Compiler Tools	184
Source Code Walkthrough: Gnu Privacy Guard Application	187
Download gpg	187
Build and Install Gnu Privacy Guard	189
Keeping Your Data Private	195
Why This Information Is Important 196
Before You Begin	196
Introducing GNU Privacy Guard	197
What the Software Does	197
Terminology	197
Basics of Public Key Encryption	198
Gpg uses two keys, one public, one private	198
Create your own GPG Key	200
Use gpg to generate your pair of keys	201
Levels of Trust in Keys	204
Encrypt a File	205
Encrypting many files	211
Decrypting a file	211
Decrypting an archive of files	213
Key Management	214
Managing your Private Key	214
Sharing Public Keys	215
Getting Other People's Public Keys	217
Listing the keys on your keyring	218
Limitations of encryption	219
Summary of common gpg commands	221
Encrypting Email	223
Enigmail is the Mozilla Mail interface to gpg	223
Sharing On Your Local Network	241
Introduction to Workgroup Networking 242
Two Approaches to Networking	242
Network Security Warning!	243
Shortcut: Sharing Files Without a Network	244
Setting Up Windows Workgroup Networking	245
Set Your Windows Host and Workgroup Names	245
Put All Your Windows PCs in the Same Workgroup	245
Decide What to Share	246
Look at Your Windows Network Places	247
Setting Up Windows XP Clients	248
Windows XP Client Accesses Files on Windows Server	248
Windows XP Client Accesses Files on Linux Server	251
Setting Up Linux Clients	256
Linux Client Accesses Files on a Windows Server	256
Linux Client Accesses Files on a Linux Server	257
Linux Client Accesses Files on a Mac Server	258
A Mac Client Accesses Files on a Linux Server	259
Setting Up Print Servers	261
Linux Client of a Windows Print Server	261
Windows Client of a Linux Print Server	263
Linux Client of a Linux Print Server	266
Remote Desktop Sharing	266
Filesystems and Optical Storage (CDs and DVDs)	271
Getting Started 272
Filesystems and how to mount them	272
Fun with Filesystems	272
Different Filesystems	274
More about Mount	280
Less about Links	282
Reading Data CDs	284
Burning Data CDs	285
Burn Settings	286
Burning the media	287
Erasing a CD-RW or DVD-RW	288
Burning an ISO file	288
El Torito spec for Bootable CDs	290
MD5 checksums for files	291
Start the ISO Burn	291
Playing Music CDs with Lsongs	292
The older Kscd CD player	293
Rip, Mix, Burn!	293
Rip Music CDs	293
Importing MP3 files	296
Mix Music CDs	296
Burn a playlist of MP3s	297
Playing movie DVDs	300
Full screen DVD playing	301
Encrypted DVDs	301
Making a Backup Copy of a Movie DVD	302
Update the sources.list file	303
Get the Debian-packaged software	305
Get the unpackaged software	306
Make a DVD backup	309
Sound and Burner Troubleshooting	310
Sound advice	311
About your CD/DVD drives	313
Burner problems	314
Web Tools	319
Getting Started 320
Firefox Browser	320
Make Firefox the default browser	322
Making that Application Preference stick	323
Font size	323
Browser Extensions	324
The "ForecastFox" Weather icons	324
Dictionary Search	326
Bug Me Not - Site registration	326
Spoofing the User Agent String	328
Removing an Extension	328
Reviewing Firefox Settings	328
Nvu Webpage Editor	329
Create a webpage	330
Additional NVu Tips	333
More Applications	337
Getting Started 338	338 Applications // moved up a bit	338 Basics	340
Trying it Out: Curvy Text	341
Saving Files in	342
Where Came From	342
Where to Get // in case they want an upgrade or don't have linspire	343
Instant Messenger	344
Get an IM account	345
Set up your IM application	345
Lphoto and Digital Photography	348
Importing your pictures into Lphoto	349
Organizing your pictures with Lphoto	352
Improving your pictures with Lphoto	354
Put Pictures in Albums	358
Exporting your pictures from Lphoto	359
Burning a Picture CD	362
Installation and Boot	387
Getting Started 388
Installation Preparation Checklist	388
The Easiest Installation Is the One Someone Else Does	389
Downloading Your Linux Distro and Burning It to CD	390
What Happens During an Installation	391
More About Disk Partitioning	392
Choosing How You'll Install Linspire	394
Prepping for the Takeover Disk Installation	395
Choosing a Disk	396
Fitting an Additional Linux Disk Without Overwriting Windows	397
Advanced Installation Using Dual Boot	400
Partition Prep	400
Partitioning Your Disk	404
What Happens During a Boot	405
Booting Step-by-Step	405
Linspire Installation	407
What You Need to Have Done by This Point	407
Hardware Requirements	408
Installing	409
Post-Installation Setup	412
Booting the Computer After Setup	412
Adding User Accounts	415
Trouble-Shooting After Installation	417
System Administration Know-How	419
Making Backups	419
Alternative 3: Use a Commercial Backup Product	426
Resetting a Password	426
Resetting a Forgotten Root Password	426
Setting a Password Using the KDE User Manager	428
Disk Basics and Partitioning 429
Getting Started 430
Sample Output from Network Commands 447
Commands for the Command Line 453
Getting Started 454
About commands generally	454
The path	455
The path is saved in an environment variable	456
Typing the Full Pathname	456
The Shell	457
Another use for Environment Variables	457
Working with files	458
Working with folders	464
Working with Samba	466
Show the available shares and printers	466
Mount a shared folder manually // duplicate of section on next page?	467
Stop and start samba manually	467
Mount a shared folder manually	468
Filtering service by IP address	468
Sharing folders that aren't under /root	469
What Else Is There to Commands? // would rename Filesystem Utilities	471
The Most Powerful Part of Linux (Not Included)	471
Troubleshooting With Strace 475
Using Strace (For Experts Only) 476
The corresponding source code of "touch.c"	477
Where to find Linux source code	479
Finding the pathname for a GUI application	481
Malicious Windows Software 483
Windows viruses are getting more dangerous 484
More about backdoors	485
Windows Web Servers Penetrated Worldwide	487
Why weren't users warned of Download.Ject?	488
US Government warns "don't use Internet Explorer"	488
Why does Microsoft software have so many security problems?	489
The End, and the Beginning	493

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Operating systems (Computers).