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Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition: Covering 9.10 and 10.4
Synopses & Reviews
Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition presents comprehensive coverage of the
popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been increasingly turning to Ubuntu for a user-friendly, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, and you will find complete details on Ubuntu’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software.
Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition includes a range of coverage: From the software you need in your everyday work, such as the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly using multiple printers, shell scripts, and more.
For the hardcore Linux enthusiast, there is complete coverage of the
X Window system, Linux programming, web server administration, and network administration.
Ubuntu 9.10 on DVD
DVD includes the full Ubuntu 9.10 distribution for Intel x86 computers as well as the complete OpenOffice.org office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.
Purchase this book anytime in 2010 and receive a free Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade Kit by mail (U.S. or Canada only) after Ubuntu 10.04 is released.
See inside back cover for details.
à Install and configure Ubuntu
à Get all your system’s devices and peripherals up and running
à Configure and use the X Window System
à Manage Linux services and users
à Run a printer server
à Connect to a local network and the Internet
à Set up and administer a web server with Apache
à Secure your machine and your network from intruders
à Learn shell scripting
à Share files with Windows users using Samba
à Get productive with OpenOffice.org
à Play games on Linux
à Use Linux multimedia programs
à Create and maintain a MySQL database
à Configure a firewall
à Set up an FTP server
à Use Ubuntu’s development and programming tools
à Tune your Ubuntu system for maximum performance
à Learn to manage and compile the kernel and modules
Book News Annotation:
This handbook is the 2010 edition of a handbook for the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Detailed instructions show users how to: install and configure Ubuntu, configure and use the X window system, manage Linux services and users, run a printer server, connect to local networks and the Internet, secure computers and networks from intrusion, learn shell scripting, configure a firewall, play games, set up an FTP server, and more. Authors are Andrew Hudson (Linux author), Paul Hudson (professional developer and journalist), Helmke (Ubuntu author), and Troy (Linux system administrator). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Ubuntu has in the last few years become the most widely used distribution of Linux. Ubuntu Unleashed aims to provide the best and latest information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and security. It includes information on topics like wireless networks, programming in PHP, Perl and others, and covers all of Ubuntu's default software packages, including up-to-date material on new applications, Web development, peripherals, and programming languages, and Ubuntu Server's improved support for Cloud Computing. The included DVD comes with a complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. This edition adds two new authors with deep ties to the Ubuntu community, who provide their insider knowledge and perspective. While this edition is written on the 9.10 release of Ubuntu, readers who register their book will be e-mailed a free bonus chapter covering updates and changes in the 10.04 version once it is released.
About the Author
Andrew Hudson is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about Linux. He has significant experience in Red Hat and Debian-based Linux distributions and deployments and can often be found sitting at his keyboard tweaking various settings and config files just for the hell of it. He lives in Wiltshire, which is a county of England, along with his wife, Bernice, and their son, John. Andrew does not like Emacs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Hudson is a recognized expert in open-source technologies. He is also a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. Paul is passionate about free software in all its forms and uses a mix of Linux and BSD to power his desktops and servers. Paul likes Emacs. Paul can be contacted through http://hudzilla.org.
Matthew Helmke is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org), and coauthored the most recent editions of Prentice Hall's The Official Ubuntu Book. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. He is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona while working as the senior technical writer for iPlant Collaborative, a project creating software to help biologists do genetic research.
Ryan Troy has more than 12 years of Unix/Linux system administration experience in industries ranging from web hosting to newspapers. He serves as technical administrator and chairman of the Ubuntu Forum Council and founded the Ubuntu Forums in 2004. He currently works for a Michigan based consulting company and specializes in Storage and Virtualization. You can find out more about Ryan at http://rtroy.com.
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