Linux in a Box For Dummies, (Set includes 3 CD-ROM disks) (For Dummies (Computers))

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Feel like you’re ready to close the door on Windows once and for all? Want to take the leap into the brave new world of the Linux OS but don’t know where to begin? Then Linux in a Box For Dummies is definitely for you—it’s your goof-proof way to get started with Linux.

There is no better Linux deal currently available on the market. With this three-CD bundle you get a top Linux distribution, a leading Linux office suite, and two great For Dummies e-books—plus a bonus installation book—all for one terrific price. The fast and easy way to install Linux and put it to work—immediately—Linux in a Box For Dummies gives you:

  • Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
    Features preconfigured installation options for home and business
  • Includes state-of-the-art LIZARD point-and-click installer

“I have not seen a distribution easier to install, configure, and use.”
Linux Magazine

“Full of goodies...the easiest most idiot-proof.”

“A masterpiece.”

  • StarOffice 5.1
    The premier full-featured productivity suite for Linux
  • Features modules for word processing, spreadsheets, drawing, image editing, presentations, scheduling, databases, Internet browsing, and e-mail
  • Easy compatibility with Microsoft Office and other productivity applications
  • Winner, LinuxWorld Editor’s Choice Award for Productivity Application/Suite software

Caldera OpenLinux for Dummies E-Book
Jon “maddog” Hall and Nicholas Wells

  • Based on the bestselling Second Edition of Linux For Dummies
  • Hall is Executive Director of Linux International
  • Wells is the former director of Technical Marketing at Caldera Systems, Inc.

StarOffice For Linux For DummiesE-Book
Michael Meadhra

  • The fun, easy way to get up to speed on the many StarOffice tools
  • Covers version 5.1
  • Expert advice on how to easily transfer StarOffice data back and forth from a Windows environment

Bonus Installation Book

  • A 128-page guide that walks you step-by-step through the process
  • Covers the installation of both OpenLinux and StarOffice

Providing everything you need to get up and running with Linux, right away, Linux in a Box For Dummies is your ticket to the brave new world of open source computing.

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3 CD-ROMs include everything you need to get up and running with Linux:

CD #1 features Caldera OpenLinux, one of the top Linux distributions available (also known as "Linux for business")

CD #2 is StarOffice for Linux, the made-for-Linux office suite

CD#3 includes two For Dummies books in PDF format: Caldera OpenLinux For Dummies and StarOffice For Dummies

128-page booklet covering Caldera OpenLinux installation -- specially written for this boxed set in the friendly For Dummies format

About the Author:

Jon "maddog" Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International, a vendor organization dedicated to promoting the use of the Linux Operating System. He has been in the computer industry for over a quarter century (somehow that sounds more impressive than just "25 years"), the past 18 years of which have been spent using, programming, and admiring the UNIX Operating System. Currently, Jon works for Compaq Computer Corporation, where he is helping to shape Compaq's strategy with respect to Linux. Previously, Jon was the Department Head of Computer Science at Hartford State Technical College, where his students lovingly (he hopes) gave him the nickname "maddog" as he tried to teach them operating system design, compiler theory, and how to live an honorable life.
While working for Digital Equipment Corporation in May of 1994, maddog met Linus Torvalds and was intelligent enough (his critics say maddog was just lucky) to recognize the potential of the Linux Operating System. Linux changed his life, mostly by providing him with 22-hour workdays. Since maddog has started working with Linux, however, he has also started meeting more girls (in particular his two godchildren). You can usually find Jon speaking at various Linux conferences and events (maddog just barks), and he has also been known to travel long distances to speak to local Linux user groups."

Nicholas D. Wells manages the documentation, training, and Web site for Caldera. Nick has contributed to NetWare titles for Sybex and the Network Professionals Association newsletter and has written extensively on NetWare security. Before joining Caldera, Nick was a technical writer and editor at Novell and was part of the Corsair team, which began to create a new Linux-based desktop operating system. Before joining Novell as a writer, Nick developed educational software and small business applications for ten years.

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