Linux Mint Essentials is published by Packt Publishing in May 2014. This book has 324 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781782168157.
Linux Mint is one of the most popular and proven distributions for beginners and advanced users alike. Out of the box hardware and multimedia support makes Mint your go-to choice for general computing. Its ease of use has transformed it into a celebrated Linux distribution.
This is an all-inclusive guide to Linux Mint, and will teach you everything you need to know in order to use a Linux Mint system. The book starts with the installation process and covers task-oriented topics such as browsing the Internet and installing software as well as shell commands. This guide walks the reader through installing and maintaining Linux Mint on a personal computer.
Using task-oriented examples, readers will journey through understanding what sets Mint apart from the competition, how to maintain it, and how to use it. Topics covered in the book include getting acquainted with Cinnamon, navigating the filesystem, software management, an introduction to the terminal, and more!
What you will learn from this book
- Explore Linux Mint’s functions
- Configure and install the distribution
- Discover the Cinnamon user interface
- Manage user permissions
- Understand how to launch programs
- Learn how to use shell commands
- Set up Mint Firewall to prevent attacks
- and explore disaster recovery
- Play music and videos
- Manage digital camera photos
- Troubleshoot your Mint system
A task-oriented look at Linux Mint, using actual real-world examples to stimulate learning. Each topic is presented in an easy-to-follow order, with hands-on activities to reinforce the content.
Who this book is written for
If you are starting out with Linux from a different platform or are well versed with Linux Mint and want a guide that shows you how to exploit certain functionality, this book is for you. No previous Linux experience is assumed.