Linux in the Workplace

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Linux in the Workplace


Linux in the Workplace—How to Use Linux in Your Office…………………………………………………..1


Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3


Why This Book Is Different…………………………………………………………………………………………3


Chapter 1: Learning About the Pieces………………………………………………………………………………..5


What Is Linux?………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5


The Roots of Linux……………………………………………………………………………………………………5


Linux Performance…………………………………………………………………………………………………….6


Linux Distributions……………………………………………………………………………………………….6


Ways of Communicating with Linux: Text and Graphical………………………………………………..6


What Is KDE?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..7


What Else Is Included?………………………………………………………………………………………………7


Chapter 2: Loggin in and Moving Around……………………………………………………………………………8


Logging In and Out……………………………………………………………………………………………………8


Changing Passwords……………………………………………………………………………………………9


Logging Out………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9


A Word about Root…………………………………………………………………………………………….10


The Landscape of the KDE Desktop)………………………………………………………………………….10


Menus, Windows, and Toolbars…………………………………………………………………………..10


Other Mouse Uses: Moving and Copying………………………………………………………………13


Navigating Your Desktop………………………………………………………………………………………….13


The Panel…………………………………………………………………………………………………………14


The Desktop………………………………………………………………………………………………………20


Navigating with the Keyboard………………………………………………………………………………21


Chapter 3: Managing Files………………………………………………………………………………………………..24


Making the Konqueror File Manager Your Friend…………………………………………………………24


The Location Bar……………………………………………………………………………………………….24


The Konqueror File Display………………………………………………………………………………….26


Accessing Files on Removable Media—CD-ROM and Floppy Disk Drives………………..27


Menus and Toolbar Buttons…………………………………………………………………………………27


Window Menu……………………………………………………………………………………………………34


Accessing Man Pages………………………………………………………………………………………..34


Working with Files…………………………………………………………………………………………………..35


Creating New Folders and Files……………………………………………………………………………35


Moving Files………………………………………………………………………………………………………36


Opening Files…………………………………………………………………………………………………….37


Right-Clicking Files……………………………………………………………………………………………40


Changing Permissions………………………………………………………………………………………..45


Middle-Clicking…………………………………………………………………………………………………46


Using File Compression………………………………………………………………………………………46


Chapter 4: Getting Organized……………………………………………………………………………………………47


KOrganizer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….47


Configuring KOrganizet………………………………………………………………………………………47


Menus and Toolbars…………………………………………………………………………………………..55


Printing from KOrganizet…………………………………………………………………………………….56


Using the To-Do List………………………………………………………………………………………….57


Chapter 4: Getting Organized


Scheduling Events……………………………………………………………………………………………..59


Importing, Exporting, and Archiving in KOrganizer………………………………………………….62


KPilot…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….64


Syncing with KPilot…………………………………………………………………………………………….64


KPilot Files………………………………………………………………………………………………………..65


Configuring KPilot………………………………………………………………………………………………66


KArm: Time Management…………………………………………………………………………………………68

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