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How to Do Everything Ubuntu (How to Do Everything)

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Publisher Comments:

Your hands-on guide to Ubuntu

Now it's easier than ever to get the most out of this wildly popular version of Linux. How to Do Everything: Ubuntu leads you through the interface, the built-in applications, and the process of installing software and peripherals. You'll get details on the full-featured OpenOffice.org productivity suite, as well as the fun side of Ubuntu, including graphics, photos, music, videos, and games. Maximize the power of Ubuntu-on PCs or Macs-with help from this practical guide.

  • Install Ubuntu and navigate the GNOME desktop
  • Add hardware, software, and peripheral devices
  • Secure your computer with Firestarter, anti-virus programs, and backup/restore software
  • Use the OpenOffice.org suite components-Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Math, and Draw
  • Set up a network and connect to the Internet via Firefox
  • Create and publish your own website
  • Use Windows applications in Ubuntu
  • Play games and enjoy multimedia applications
  • Work with Linux shell commands
  • Learn to use the vi and Emacs text editors

Book News Annotation:

Anyone new to Ubuntu will find this a terrifically clear and useful guide to this popular system. The history of GNU/Linux, the philosophy behind open source, the support community, where to get help and information, and definitions of basic terms are covered in the first chapter. Orloff then introduces Ubuntu's features individually, describing how to write documents and do spreadsheets, how to network, play games, interact with Windows, and find and use educational software, among other topics. A concluding section teaches GNU/Linux shell commands, how to make directories, and how to use the system administrator tools. An appendix describes the installation process. The text is laid out as clearly as it's written, with helpful tips and screenshots provided throughout. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Jeffrey T. Orloff is a co-founder and the director of technology of Safewave.org. He also teaches Ubuntu Linux and Windows Server classes at Florida Career College.

Table of Contents

Part I: Meet Ubuntu

Ch. 1. Ubunt-Who?Get to Know Ubuntu

Ch. 2. Exploring the Ubuntu Desktop

Ch. 3. Make It PersonalFine Tune Ubuntu to Your Taste

Part II: Manage Ubuntu

Ch. 4. HousekeepingUpdate and Maintain Ubuntu

Ch. 5. Installing Peripherals

Ch. 6. Beyond the Basics: Install Extra Software

Ch. 7. Time to Upgrade: Install New Hardware

Ch. 8. Keep it SafeSecuring Ubuntu

Part III: Open the Door to OpenOffice

Ch. 9. The Write Stuff

Ch. 10. Spread It Out with Calc

Ch. 11. I'm Impressed

Ch. 12. All Your Base

Ch. 13. Drawn to Open Source

Part IV: Reach Out

Ch. 14. Share and Share Alike--Networking Ubuntu

Ch. 15. Can We Talk? Communications and the Internet

Ch. 16. Master of Your Domain--Web Design Tools

Ch. 17. Playing Nice with Windows

Part V: Having Fun with Ubuntu

Ch. 18. Fun and Games--Play Games with Ubuntu

Ch. 19. Play that Funky Music--Making the Most of Multimedia

Ch. 20. Get Smart! Using Educational Software

Part VI: Advanced Ubuntu

Ch. 21. Coming Out of Your Shell--A Guide to GNU/Linux Shell Commands

Ch. 22. The Emacs Text Editor

Appendix A: Install Ubuntu

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071549363
Author:
Orloff, Jeffrey T.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Author:
Orloff Jeffrey
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu Linux, GNOME, network authentication, file systems, 007149247X, 0071486429, 0071545883, 0072264543, 0072262575, 0071598464
Subject:
Ubuntu, Hardy Heron, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu Linux, GNOME, Firestarter, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Linux shell commands, vi, Emacs, Ubuntu The Complete Reference 0071598464, Ubuntu Server Administration, 0071598928, Linux The Complete Reference,
Subject:
Ubuntu, Hardy Heron, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu Linux, GNOME, Firestarter, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Linux shell commands, vi, Emacs, Ubuntu The Complete Reference 0071598464, Ubuntu Server Administration, 0071598928, Linux The Complete Reference,
Subject:
Ubuntu, Hardy Heron, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu Linux, GNOME, Firestarter, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Linux shell commands, vi, Emacs, Ubuntu The Complete Reference 0071598464, Ubuntu Server Administration, 0071598928, Linux The Complete Reference,
Subject:
Ubuntu, Hardy Heron, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu Linux, GNOME, Firestarter, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Linux shell commands, vi, Emacs, Ubuntu The Complete Reference 0071598464, Ubuntu Server Administration, 0071598928, Linux The Complete Reference,
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Copyright:
Series:
How to Do Everything
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.10x7.32x.74 in. 1.28 lbs.

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