Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook with CDROM

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook with CDROM Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This newbie's guide to Ubuntu - now updated for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the latest Ubuntu release, which puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects - lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favored by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding.

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user. Inside, you'll learn to:

Download and install free applications, games, and utilities Connect to the Internet and wireless networks Configure your hardware, including printers, scanners, and removable storage devices Watch DVDs, listen to music, and even sync your iPod Download photos and videos from your digital camera, then edit and share them Tackle more advanced tasks as soon as you're ready

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition is a hands-on, project-based, take-it slow guidebook intended for those interested in-but nervous about-switching to the Linux operating system. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, helping you absorb and apply what you've learned.

Included is a companion CD that lets you try out Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) without making any changes to your computer and then install it when you're ready.

Synopsis:

This newbie's guide to Ubuntu lets readers learn by doing. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, and cover topics such as installing new software via Synpatic, Internet connectivity, and working with removable storage devices.

Synopsis:

This newbie's guide to Ubuntu - now updated for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the latest Ubuntu release, which puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects - lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favored by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding. It also covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user, such as installing new software via Synaptic; Internet connectivity; working with removable storage devices, printers, and scanners; and handling DVDs, audio files, and even iPods. It also eases readers into the world of commands, thus allowing them to work with Java, Python or other script-based applications; converting RPMs to DEB files; and compiling software from source. Includes a CD with a full installation of Ubuntu 7.04.

About the Author

Rickford Grant is the author of Linux for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been a computer operating system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux machines. Rickford is currently working as a teacher in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION, UBUNTU LINUX FOR NON-GEEKSDedicationACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTIONChapter 1: BECOMING A PENGUINISTAChapter 2: WADING AND DIVINGChapter 3: A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOMEChapter 4: MORE THAN WEBBED FEETChapter 5: ROUNDING OUT THE BIRDChapter 6: A TIDY NESTChapter 7: DRESSING UP THE BIRDChapter 8: SIMPLE KITTEN WAYSChapter 9: AUTOMATIX AND NOT SO AUTOMATIXChapter 10: GUTENBIRDChapter 11: FONT FEATHERED FRENZYChapter 12: POLYGLOT PENGUINSChapter 13: PENGUINS BACK AT WORKChapter 14: BRUSH-WIELDING PENGUINSChapter 15: TUX ROCKSChapter 16: PLUGGIN' IN THE PENGUINChapter 17: COUCH PENGUINSChapter 18: DEFENDING THE NESTUBUNTU DESKTOP CDS FOR AMD64 USERSRESOURCESCOLOPHON

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593271527
Subtitle:
A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Author:
Grant, Rickford
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Linux;Ubuntu
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070618
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
345
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 0.85 in 1.52 lb

Related Subjects

» Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
» Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Linux

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook with CDROM
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 345 pages No Starch Press - English 9781593271527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This newbie's guide to Ubuntu lets readers learn by doing. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, and cover topics such as installing new software via Synpatic, Internet connectivity, and working with removable storage devices.
"Synopsis" by , This newbie's guide to Ubuntu - now updated for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the latest Ubuntu release, which puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects - lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favored by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding. It also covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user, such as installing new software via Synaptic; Internet connectivity; working with removable storage devices, printers, and scanners; and handling DVDs, audio files, and even iPods. It also eases readers into the world of commands, thus allowing them to work with Java, Python or other script-based applications; converting RPMs to DEB files; and compiling software from source. Includes a CD with a full installation of Ubuntu 7.04.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.