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The Official Ubuntu Book [With CDROM]

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Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes ease of use, community, and support while enhancing speed, power, and flexibility. It is designed for everyone from computer novices to experts.


This title serves a wide audience: novices who just want to test the waters and give Ubuntu a try, intermediate users, and those who want to take the next step toward becoming power users. It is not intended as a guide to highly technical uses like professional systems administration or programming, although there is some technical material here; the focus is on learning the landscape.


New in this edition is deep coverage of the groundbreaking, user-experience-focused Unity desktop, an innovative new style of human—computer interaction that has undergone extensive development and testing to provide powerful, industry-leading usability.


In addition, you will

  • Learn how to use and customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
  • Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to new release versions with upgraded applications
  • Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide to get the help you need quickly
  • Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation


The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms. The disk is preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing, for novices and advanced users.


About the Author

Matthew Helmke first used Unix in 1987 and has been an Ubuntu user since April 2005. He has been an active member of the Ubuntu community since that time, including leadership roles in the Ubuntu Forums and one of the Ubuntu membership boards. He is also the author of Ubuntu Unleashed (SAMS, 2012), intended for more technical and advanced users.


Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member whose path to Ubuntu activism started as she blogged about her transition to Ubuntu in 2009. She contributes to the Ubuntu News Team, Ubuntu Women Project, and much more.


Table of Contents

Foreword to the Sixth Edition

Foreword to the First Edition



About the Authors 



Chapter 1: The Ubuntu Story

Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Ubuntu

Chapter 4: Becoming an Ubuntu Power User

Chapter 5:Finding and Installing Ubuntu Applications

Chapter 6: Customizing Ubuntu Performance, Accessibility, and Fun

Chapter 7: Welcome to the Command Line

Chapter 8: The Ubuntu Server

Chapter 9: Ubuntu-Related Projects and Derivatives

Chapter 10: The Ubuntu Community




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Helmke, Matthew And Amber Graner.
Prentice Hall
Graner, Amber
Helmke, Matthew
Bacon, Jono
Rankin, Kyle
n, Kyle
Hill, Benjamin Mako
Operating Systems - LINUX
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9.2 x 7 x 0.817 in 626 gr

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