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The Official Ubuntu Book

The Official Ubuntu Book

by Matthew Helmke, Elizabeth Joseph, Jose Antonio Rey, Philip Ballew
     
 

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The Official Ubuntu Book, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to Ubuntu, a cost-free open source operating system that combines the latest trends in style and usability with solid, stable technology, and by default includes all the basic productivity packages you need for most people's work or play needs.

In the book, you will learn all the

Overview

The Official Ubuntu Book, Ninth Edition, introduces readers to Ubuntu, a cost-free open source operating system that combines the latest trends in style and usability with solid, stable technology, and by default includes all the basic productivity packages you need for most people's work or play needs.

In the book, you will learn all the basics of the technology and how to use it in a non-threatening and user-friendly manner. In addition to learning about the history and philosophy of Ubuntu, you will gain an understanding of how to customize your experience by installing other no-cost software and more.

In addition to all of this, The Official Ubuntu Book includes information that builds on this basic foundation of knowledge. Want to go farther and do more things? This book will help you get started. You will learn the basics of using Ubuntu as a server, becoming a power user, and other tips and tricks to make your experience more and more fun while also enabling you to do more things.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The Official Ubuntu Book is a great way to get you started with Ubuntu, giving you enough information to be productive without overloading you.”

–John Stevenson, DZone book reviewer

“OUB is one of the best books I’ve seen for beginners.”

–Bill Blinn, TechByter Worldwide

“This book is the perfect companion for users new to Linux and Ubuntu. It covers the basics in a concise and well-organized manner. General use is covered separately from troubleshooting and error-handling, making the book well-suited both for the beginner as well as the user that needs extended help.”

–Thomas Petrucha, Austria Ubuntu User Group

“I have recommended this book to several users who I instruct regularly on the use of Ubuntu. All of them have been satisfied with their purchase and have even been able to use it to help them in their journey along the way.”

–Chris Crisafulli, Ubuntu LoCo Council, Florida Local Community Team

“This text demystifies a very powerful Linux operating system. . . . In just a few weeks of having it, I’ve used it as a quick reference a half-dozen times, which saved me the time I would have spent scouring the Ubuntu forums online.”

–Darren Frey, Member, Houston Local User Group

“This is a book that the new Ubuntu user would find helpful in getting started and the more experienced computer user would find informative enough to keep as a reference manual. I also enjoyed the computing humor.”

–Dr. Gregory Chapelle, General Atomics, Electromagnetics Division, San Diego, California

“In short, this book is something that I can honestly recommend to anyone using Ubuntu. It works great as a reference and equally well as a how-to guide. I respect the work that’s been done, and I can’t overstate how knowledgeable the authors are, as well as the reviewers.”

–Paul Tagliamonte, Ubuntu Member, and Debian Developer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133905397
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
485,563
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Matthew Helmke has been an Ubuntu user since April 2005 and an Ubuntu Member since August 2006. He served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums, and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has written articles about Ubuntu for magazines and Web sites, is the lead author of Ubuntu Unleashed, and has written several books and articles on other topics.

Elizabeth K. Joseph is a professional Linux Systems Administrator currently working at Hewlett-Packard, with a focus on managing the infrastructure for the OpenStack project. She has been working with Linux and around Linux communities since 2002. Elizabeth began contributing to Ubuntu in 2006 and currently contributes to various teams, including Documentation, News, Quality Assurance, and Classroom. Over the years she has served on the Ubuntu Membership Board and is now serving her third term as a member of the Ubuntu Community Council. At home in San Francisco, she serves as one of the leaders of the Ubuntu California team and is on the board of a nonprofit that provides Ubuntu-based computers to schools in need.

José Antonio Rey is a community contributor who has been actively participating since 2011. He is a student residing in Peru, whose contributions include helping with the News and Classroom teams, managing Ubuntu On Air!, and being the contact of the Ubuntu Peru team and a member of the LoCo Council. Even though he is not a developer, he has helped with Juju Charms and is the author for the Postfix and Mailman charms.

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