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The Official Ubuntu Book [With CDROM]by Matthew Helmke
Synopses & Reviews
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
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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