GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
20190705 The structure of this book is basically alphabetical, at least after the initial few. Each individual chapter aims to be a standalone reference and infact each individual page aims to be a stand alone guide on a specific point or topic. We have borrowed this OnePage concept from my OnePageR book which is a guide for doing data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
The book begins with an overview of GNU/Linux and its history, a guide to installing GNU/Linux, introductions to the suite of GNU/Linux desktop productivity tools, and recipes for tuning specific parts of a GNU/Linux system. The introduction brings the world of GNU/Linux, Free/Libre Open Source Software (as in liberty or free speech, not price or free beer), and the Free (as in Libre) and Open Source Software movement to the reader.
The chapters then continue alphabetically, covering and enormous range of computer applications that have been contributed by many of our freinds with the free and open source community. These applications equal, and often surpass, similar commercial offerings that often also limit and indeed severely restrict our freedoms.