How To Do Everything

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071549363
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/18/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey T. Orloff is a founding member of SafeWave.org and serves as the director of technology. He has also taught post-secondary classes in Windows Server, IT Security, and Linux and has worked in educational technology for more than 13 years.

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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 Personal—Fine Tune Ubuntu to Your Taste
Part II: Manage Ubuntu
Ch. 4. Housekeeping—Update 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 Safe—Securing 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

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