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Publisher Comments:

The Ubuntu Linux distribution makes using Linux painless, and with Ubuntu Made Easy, it couldn't be simpler. Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, this stress-free guide is perfect for those interested in—but nervous about—switching to the Linux operating system.

Ubuntu Made Easy walks you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting common hardware and software problems, connecting with the Ubuntu community, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

By following along with the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll learn how to:

  • Install Ubuntu and keep it updated
  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
  • Install and play free games like Frets on Fire, Frozen Bubble, and Warzone 2100
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your iPod, iPhone, or other mobile devices
  • Edit and share digital photos and videos
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Customize the look and feel of your system
  • Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)

If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is just what you need to get started. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin.

Synopsis:

Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be.

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

With the help of the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll also learn how to:

  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
  • Install and play free games like Frets on Fire and Frozen Bubble as well as commercial hits like Braid and World of Goo
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your mobile devices
  • Edit and share digital photos and videos
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)

If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is just what you need to get started. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin. Includes LiveCD.

Synopsis:

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 5th Edition is a hands-on, project-based guide to Ubuntu, a completely free Linux operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull tackle topics of interest to the everyday user, such as customizing the desktop, installing new programs, connecting to the Internet, playing audio and video, and even a bit of the command line. The beauty of Linux is that you can do just about anything with it right out of the box, and the authors get new users up and running in no time. Readers will learn to edit photos and videos, browse the Web, sync their iPod or iPad, and more, all with freely available tools. This edition includes an overview of the new Unity desktop, troubleshooting and security hints, and how to make Ubuntu and your Windows or Mac computers play together nicely. Everything is explained step-by-step in plain English, perfect for the non-geek. Praised by Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing, as "a fast, crystal-clear topical tour of the amazing collective accomplishment embodied in Ubuntu."

About the Author

Rickford Grant is the author of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been an operating system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux machines. Rickford is the international student advisor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Phil Bull is an author of the official Ubuntu documentation and a member of the GNOME documentation project. He has been helping people with computers since his early teens and has been an open source contributor since 2005. Phil currently spends his time studying astrophysics in sunny Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Becoming a PenguinistaChapter 2: Wading and DivingChapter 3: A New Place to Call HomeChapter 4: More Than Webbed FeetChapter 5: Slipping and SlidingChapter 6: Rounding Out the BirdChapter 7: A Tidy NestChapter 8: Simple Kitten WaysChapter 9: Dressing Up the BirdChapter 10: GutenbirdChapter 11: Polyglot PenguinsChapter 12: Penguins at WorkChapter 13: Right-Brain PenguinsChapter 14: Tux RocksChapter 15: Pluggin In the PenguinChapter 16: Couch PenguinsChapter 17: Feathered FlippersChapter 18: Sweet Home AntarcticaChapter 19: Penguins at the GatesChapter 20: Defending the NestChapter 21: A Colony of PenguinsChapter 22: Wounded WingsInstalling Ubuntu from a USB Flash DriveUbuntu Desktop 64-Bit DiscsManually Partitioning Your Hard DiskResourcesUPDATESAbout the CD

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593274252
Subtitle:
A Project-Based Introduction to Linux
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Author:
Bull, Phil
Author:
Grant, Rickford
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
easy linux;linux;linux for non-geeks;linux made easy;ubuntu
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120805
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Linux
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Linux
Computers and Internet » Programming » Open Source
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be.

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

With the help of the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll also learn how to:

  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
  • Install and play free games like Frets on Fire and Frozen Bubble as well as commercial hits like Braid and World of Goo
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your mobile devices
  • Edit and share digital photos and videos
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)

If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is just what you need to get started. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin. Includes LiveCD.

"Synopsis" by ,

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 5th Edition is a hands-on, project-based guide to Ubuntu, a completely free Linux operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull tackle topics of interest to the everyday user, such as customizing the desktop, installing new programs, connecting to the Internet, playing audio and video, and even a bit of the command line. The beauty of Linux is that you can do just about anything with it right out of the box, and the authors get new users up and running in no time. Readers will learn to edit photos and videos, browse the Web, sync their iPod or iPad, and more, all with freely available tools. This edition includes an overview of the new Unity desktop, troubleshooting and security hints, and how to make Ubuntu and your Windows or Mac computers play together nicely. Everything is explained step-by-step in plain English, perfect for the non-geek. Praised by Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing, as "a fast, crystal-clear topical tour of the amazing collective accomplishment embodied in Ubuntu."

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