The Official Ubuntu Book
  • The Official Ubuntu Book
  • The Official Ubuntu Book

The Official Ubuntu Book

by Benjamin Mako Hill, Ivan Krstic, Jonathan Jesse, Corey Burger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132435942

ISBN-13: 9780132435949

Pub. Date: 08/25/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It's Linux for human beings—designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support), a.k.a., "Hardy Heron," is the latest release—more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than

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Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It's Linux for human beings—designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support), a.k.a., "Hardy Heron," is the latest release—more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu, Third Edition, will get you up and running quickly.

Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, whether you're a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors covers Ubuntu 8.04 LTS from start to finish: installation, configure, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: the new Edubuntu and the brand new Kubuntu Remix including KDE 4.

The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server aplications. In addition, you'll

• Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments

• Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications

• Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide

• Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation

• Learn about Edubuntu—Ubuntu optimized specifically for the classroom

The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132435949
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Edition description:
BK & DVD
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.04(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introducing Ubuntu 1

Ch. 2 Installing Ubuntu 33

Ch. 3 Using Ubuntu on the desktop 67

Ch. 4 Advanced usage and managing Ubuntu 119

Ch. 5 The Ubuntu server 147

Ch. 6 Support had typical problems 181

Ch. 7 The Ubuntu Community 241

Ch. 8 Using Kubuntu 271

Ch. 9 Using Edubuntu 323

Ch. 10 Ubuntu-related projects 369

App. A Welcome to the command line 385

App. B Ubuntu foundation documents 395

App. C Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 open publication license 409

App. D Ubuntu equivalents to Windows programs 419

Index 423

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