Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to SUSE Linux, one of the most popular Linux distributions available today. This book has been updated from the best-selling first edition to reflect the latest changes made within SUSE version 10. If you're new to Linux, you'll receive an introduction to the world of Linux and the open source community, followed by a detailed overview of SUSE's installation and configuration process.
From there, you'll learn how to wield total control over your newly installed operating system. The book will guide you through system customization opportunities, and common tasks like listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office- and Internet-related tasks, and maintaining your system with some general concepts.
An accompanying DVD contains the complete SUSE 10 distribution, so you'll be able to take immediate advantage of this powerful operating system just by inserting the disk into the drive and following along.
Keir Thomas has been writing about computers, operating systems and software for a decade. He has edited several best-selling computer magazines, among them LinuxUser & Developer, PC Utilities and PC Extreme, and worked as part of the editorial staff on a range of other titles. He was formerly Technical Group Editor at Live Publishing. Throughout his career, his aim has been to explain advanced and confusing technology in ways that the average person can understand.
Thomas currently works as a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of three books by Apress. Thomas lives on the side of a mountain in England and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.