Windows or Mac OS X users are often daunted by the Linux operating system. And yet learning Linux doesn't have to be hard and the payoff is great. Linux is secure, flexible, and free. I's less susceptible to malicious attacks, and when it is, patches are available quickly. And best of all, Linux allows users access to different desktop interfaces and loads of software, almost all of it completely free.Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches shows readers how to install and use Linux for all the things they need to do, like connecting to a network, installing software, and securing your system. Written for readers who are curious about Linux or have to get up and running for a job. This book concentrates on the tasks Linux users need to know how to do. In easy-to-follow lessons designed to take an hour or less, readers learn how to use the command line, along with practical topics like installing software, customizing your desktop, printing, and even basic networking. Readers will find a road map to the commands and processes they need to be instantly productive.