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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition

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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the bestselling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu's installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VoIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

Additionally, there's a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command?line prompt?essential for any Linux user?and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a DVD containing the complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution.The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet. Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them. What you?ll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop replacement. Complete all manner of office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office?compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e?mail, and managing contacts. Listen to MP3s and CDs, and watch movies using a user?friendly Linux desktop. Configure Ubuntu's printer? and file?sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network. Become a proficient user of the Linux command line. Who this book is for

Beginning Linux users seeking to explore the popular Ubuntu distribution. Table of Contents Welcome A History and Politics LessonThe Realities of Running LinuxPreinstallation StepsInstalling UbuntuSolving Installation ProblemsBooting Ubuntu for the First TimeGetting Everything Up and RunningHow to Secure Your ComputerPersonalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just RightUbuntu Replacements for Windows ProgramsManaging Your FilesIntroducing the BASH ShellUnderstanding Linux Files and UsersWorking with Text FilesTaking Control of the SystemCool Shell TricksDigital AudioMovies and MultimediaDigital PhotosMaking the Move to OpenOffice.orgOpenOffice.org OverviewIn Depth: WriterIn Depth: CalcIn Depth: ImpressIn Depth: BaseIn Depth: EvolutionInstalling and Removing SoftwareManaging UsersOptimizing Your SystemBacking Up DataScheduling TasksAccessing Computers Remotely

Synopsis:

This update to the bestselling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution, presents readers with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community. Readers will learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system.

Synopsis:

According to DistroWatch (http: //www.distrowatch.org), the industry standard for determining Linux distribution penetration and popularity, Ubuntu (http: //www.ubuntulinux.org) is presently the #1 most popular distribution out of the 100 monitored variations, beating out heavyweights such as Fedora and CentOS. Indeed, a huge user base has assembled around this community-driven distribution since its inception.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: Fourth Edition is the update to the best-selling third edition Ubuntu Linux. Keir sets out to guide readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. Purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from Windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform, Beginning Ubuntu Linux serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.

Synopsis:

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the best-selling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu's installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VOIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

Additionally, there's a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command-line prompt--essential for any Linux user--and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a DVD containing the complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution. The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet. Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them.

What you'll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop replacement. Complete all manner of office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts. Listen to MP3s and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop. Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network. Become a proficient user of the Linux command line.

Who is this book for?

Beginning Linux users seeking to explore the popular Ubuntu distribution About the Apress Beginning Series

The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430219996
Author:
Thomas, Keir
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Sicam, Jaime
Author:
Channelle, Andy
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.20x7.00x1.80 in. 2.35 lbs.

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

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Product details 800 pages Apress - English 9781430219996 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This update to the bestselling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution, presents readers with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community. Readers will learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system.
"Synopsis" by , According to DistroWatch (http: //www.distrowatch.org), the industry standard for determining Linux distribution penetration and popularity, Ubuntu (http: //www.ubuntulinux.org) is presently the #1 most popular distribution out of the 100 monitored variations, beating out heavyweights such as Fedora and CentOS. Indeed, a huge user base has assembled around this community-driven distribution since its inception.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: Fourth Edition is the update to the best-selling third edition Ubuntu Linux. Keir sets out to guide readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. Purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from Windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform, Beginning Ubuntu Linux serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.

"Synopsis" by , Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the best-selling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu's installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VOIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

Additionally, there's a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command-line prompt--essential for any Linux user--and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a DVD containing the complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution. The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet. Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them.

What you'll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop replacement. Complete all manner of office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts. Listen to MP3s and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop. Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network. Become a proficient user of the Linux command line.

Who is this book for?

Beginning Linux users seeking to explore the popular Ubuntu distribution About the Apress Beginning Series

The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory

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