Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
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Customer Rating: 5
Summary: Are you annoyed at times by Windows?
Comment: Are you tired of Windows crashing all of the time? You have to admit that "Blue Screen of Death" is annoying to say the least. Are you looking for an inexpensive way to do all the things you're doing with Windows? Well... this book explains how to do it.
This is the 'how-to' book for those interested in moving from Windows to Linux... and it's done in a simple, easy-to-read format. I'm sure that most could completely go from Windows to Linux in a few hours... the book is that easy to understand!
It also includes a Knoppix CD... which is the easiest way to see how Linux works, while still using Windows. I absolutely loved this... I was able to see what I was getting into... instead of jumping in without a clue, and messing something up!
This book is not for those that are familiar with Linux, though... it's written purely to explain how the Windows user can move to Linux without having issues, and what kind of programs exist in order to make the transition fairly seamless.
If you want to move to Linux, or you've even thought about it, this is definitely a must-read book... you'll be hooked. :)
Customer Rating: 5
Summary: It's Time to Try Linux with "Moving to Linux..."
Comment: Yes, you can do in Linux what you do in Microsoft Windows and more. Marcel Gagne's latest book paves the way for Microsoft Windows users to make the transition to Linux. It is an excellent resource with tips on both Linux itself and applications that many people will use. The bootable "Knoppix" Linux CD included with the book, provides a comprehensive look of what Linux can do plus some applications that run on it. I have made the move from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice without looking back. Give Linux a try and keep Marcel Gagne's latest book near your desk.
Customer Rating: 2
Summary: To basic for a prior windows user.
Comment: The book went over things that work very similar to the way windows works. I was hoping for a through explination on the install which was not there. The book focuses on how to use the kde desktop (which works alot like windows). I read about half the book when I put it down and just jumped in and tried what worked in windows. Like right clicking on the desktop to custimize it and it brought up a menu with a configure desktop as an option that brought up what I was looking for. I found the jumping in and playing option got me up and running alot quicker than reading the book and following along.
I don't think this book would help the prior windows user much. But would be good for a person just starting out with linux without any windows background as it gives basic functons of a few programs usually included with linux.