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The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu users!
Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you've joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you. It brings you the very latest on Ubuntu 10.04, with pages of step-by-step instruction, helpful tips, and expert techniques.
- The Ubuntu Linux Project
- Installing Ubuntu
- Installing Ubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems
- Basic Linux System Concepts
- Using the GNOME Desktop
- Using the Compiz Window Manager
- Managing E-Mail and Personal Information with Evolution
- Surfing the Web with Firefox
- Migrating from Windows Systems
- Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
- Using Command-Line Tools
- Working with Text Files
- Creating and Publishing Documents
- Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations
- Working with Graphics
- Working with Multimedia
- Consumer Electronics and Ubuntu
- Adding, Removing, and Updating Software
- Adding Hardware and Attaching Peripherals
- Network Configuration and Security
- Going Wireless
- Software Development on Ubuntu
- Using Virtual Machines and Emulators
- Connecting to Other Systems
- File Transfer and Sharing
- Managing Users, Groups, and Authentication
- Backing Up and Restoring Files
- Setting Up a Web Server
- Setting Up a Mail Server
- Setting Up a DHCP Server
- Setting Up a DNS Server
- Setting Up a Print Server
- Setting Up an NFS Server
- Up a Samba Server
Updating your Ubuntu? Ubuntu Linux Bible, Third Edition, is the book you need to succeed!
Note: CD-ROM is not included as part of eBook file.
The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu users
Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you've joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you. It brings you the very latest on Ubuntu 10.04, with pages of step-by-step instruction, helpful tips, and expert techniques. Walks you through Ubuntu 10.04, the newest version of one of the most highly regarded open-source operating systems in the world Explores new changes and features, including the latest applications for instant messaging, scanning, virtualization, software development, desktop productivity, and the latest release of the GNOME desktop Provides in-depth information on migrating from Microsoft Windows systems, with detailed discussions of converting and preserving email and bookmarks Offers step-by-step instruction, valuable tips, and sound guidance for home, business, and academic users Comes with a CD with a ready-to-run version of Ubuntu 10.04
Updating your Ubuntu? Ubuntu Linux Bible, Third Edition, is the book you need to succeed
Note: CD-ROM is not included as part of eBook file.
Everything you need to know about Ubuntu—and then some!
Ubuntu Linux is hotter than ever, and now you can jump in with Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 and this information-packed guide. Want to set up text files? Use the GNOME desktop or command-line tools? Create a virtualized machine? Set up mail, Samba, or NFS servers? Thoroughly covering everything from the basics for newcomers to the essentials for all users to practical enterprise management for system administrators, this is the Ubuntu book you need to succeed.
Master Ubuntu fundamentals for desktop and servers
Use the GNOME desktop and the Compiz Window Manager
Manage your e-mail, contacts, calendar, IM, and Web access
Work with the Bash shell and the command line
Go wireless or create virtual machines with VirtualBox or KVM
Manage users and groups and set up Kerberos authentication
Set up Web, mail, print, Samba, NFS, and other servers
Play games and work with multimedia
What's on the CD-ROM?
Test-drive Ubuntu 10.04 on your existing system without changing a thing using the Ubuntu Desktop CD included with this book. If you decide to install Ubuntu permanently, there is also an easy-to-use installer provided. The CD also includes:
A special installer for installing Ubuntu on a system running Microsoft Windows, without having to re-partition the disk
Sample documents, graphics files, and more to help you get the most out of Ubuntu
Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop CD for 32-bit x86 systems
Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi)
Sample documents, graphics files, and more
System Requirements: Please see Appendix A in the book for details and complete system requirements.
Set up Ubuntu for desktops or servers
Thoroughly master the fundamentals
Get the most out of your graphics, audio, and video
About the Author
William von Hagen (Bill) has been a UNIX system administrator for more than 20 years, and a Linux fanatic since the early 1990s. He has worked as a Linux product manager, systems programmer, system administrator, writer, application developer, drummer, and content manager. Bill has written or co-written books on such topics as Linux server hacks, GCC, Xen virtualization, Linux filesystems, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, SGML, Mac OS X, and hacking the TiVo. He has also written numerous articles on Linux, embedded computing, Mac OS X, UNIX, and various open source topics. An avid computer collector specializing in workstations, he owns more than 200 computer systems but is not compulsive at all. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started With Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
Chapter 1: The Ubuntu Linux Project.
Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu.
Chapter 3: Installing Ubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems.
Part II: Ubuntu for DesktopUsers.
Chapter 4: Basic Linux System Concepts.
Chapter 5: Using the GNOME Desktop.
Chapter 6: Using the Compiz WindowManager.
Chapter 7: Managing E-Mail and Personal Information withEvolution.
Chapter 8: Surfing the Web with Firefox.
Chapter 9: Migrating from WindowsSystems.
Chapter 10: Sending and Receiving Instant Messages.
Chapter 11: Using Command-Line Tools.
Chapter 12: Working with Text Files.
Chapter 13: Creating and PublishingDocuments.
Chapter 14: Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations.
Chapter 15: Working with Graphics.
Chapter 16: Working with Multimedia.
Chapter 17: Would You Like to Play a Game?
Chapter 18: Consumer Electronics and Ubuntu.
Chapter 19: Adding, Removing, and Updating Software.
Chapter 20: Adding Hardware and Attaching Peripherals.
Chapter 21: Network Configuration andSecurity.
Chapter 22: Going Wireless.
Chapter 23: Software Development onUbuntu.
Chapter 24: Using Virtual Machines andEmulators.
Chapter 25: Connecting to Other Systems.
Chapter 26: File Transfer and Sharing.
Part III: Ubuntu for System Administrators.
Chapter 27: Managing Users, Groups, and Authentication.
Chapter 28: Backing Up and RestoringFiles.
Chapter 29: Setting Up a Web Server.
Chapter 30: Setting Up a Mail Server.
Chapter 31: Setting Up a DHCP Server.
Chapter 32: Setting Up a DNS Server.
Chapter 33: Setting Up a Print Server.
Chapter 34: Setting Up an NFS Server.
Chapter 35: Setting Up a Samba Server.
Appendix: What's on the CD-ROM?