Open Office (OpenOffice.org) is a freely-distributed,
full-featured, multi-platform office suite. This book is a must read
for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly with the latest
OpenOffice.org version 3.x.
The book covers all the software programs of the
This book providers a taster of image theory,
working with the independent features of GIMP
(layers, selections, masks and colourspaces) before advancing to
compositing and rendering, and ending with short reviews of web-based
applications of image manipulation.
This book takes a tutorial approach, introducing the
most important programming concepts and techniques, and providing
examples of how to use them. The book is not intended for
beginners, and readers are expected to be competent with the C
programming lanague and C library functions.
This book is helpful if you want to:
Develop Linux software that works the way
users expect it to
Write more sophisticated programs with features such
as multiprocessing, multi-threading, interprocess communication, and
interaction with hardware devices
Improve programs by making them run faster, more
reliably, and more securely
Understand the preculiarities of a Linux system,
including its limitations, special capabilities, and conventions.