Mstation Book Reviews
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Fri, 28 Jan 2005

Point and Click Linux

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller, Point and Click Linux!, Prentice Hall

This is a book and CD that aims to be an easy way to start with Linux.
The book holds your hand during installation and then gives run throughs
of the applications that are included ... and these cover the usual
activities of web browsing, email, file  transfer, and also such things
as playing  around with digital photos, and some games. There's also a
section on the command line. The distro used is the newish, commercial, 
Mepis and it all works quite OK.

This book and CD are a reasonably painless way to start out with Linux
and solves the usual problem for beginners of trying to figure out
exactly where all that documentation is, or with the really trimmed
back distros of trying to get online to get where the information is.

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