Beginning Ubuntu Linux: Natty Narwhal Edition [NOOK Book]

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This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release.



Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete ...

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Overview



This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release.



Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services.



You’ll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Emilio also introduces the improved software center and Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities. This book supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud.


What you’ll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC

  • Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts

  • Listen to MP3s, manage pictures 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

  • Configure and use Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities

  • Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine


Who this book is for


Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntu—no exceptions.


Table of Contents

  1. Meet Ubuntu Linux

  2. GNU "slash" Linux

  3. Pre-installation Steps

  4. Installing Ubuntu

  5. Solving Installation Problems

  6. Booting Ubuntu for the First Time

  7. Getting Everything Up and Running

  8. How to Secure Your Computer

  9. Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right

  10. Managing Your Data

  11. A World of Applications

  12. Working with Text Files

  13. Making the Move to OpenOffice.org

  14. Communicating with Others

  15. Social Networks and Cloud Computing

  16. Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos

  17. Playing Games

  18. Installing and Removing Software

  19. Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions

  20. Optimizing Your System

  21. Backing Up Data

  22. Scheduling Tasks

  23. Accessing Computers

  24. Remotely Taking Control of the System

  25. Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell

  26. Appendix 2: Glossary of Linux Terms

  27. Appendix 3: Getting Further Help

  28. Appendix 4: Exploring the Digital Download and Other Ubuntu Versions


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430236276
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 666,221
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Emilio Raggi lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works in one of the biggest companies in the country. He was very much a Windows fanboy, until one day, he had to manage a Ubuntu desktop deployment. He was highly qualified as a Microsoft implementer, holding certificates as an MCP and MCSE, and worked as a consultant for a Microsoft partner. Still, Ubuntu had its charms and won him over. He is also an avid student of philosophy.
Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.
Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.
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