Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction to Linux [NOOK Book]

Overview


Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be.

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing ...

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Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction to Linux

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Overview


Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be.

Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

With the help of the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll also learn how to:


  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
  • Install and play free games like Frets on Fire and Frozen Bubble as well as commercial hits like Braid and World of Goo
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your mobile devices
  • Edit and share digital photos and videos
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)

If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is just what you need to get started. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin. Includes LiveCD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593274542
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 916,507
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Rickford Grant is the author of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been an operating system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux machines. Rickford is the international student advisor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Phil Bull is an author of the official Ubuntu documentation and a member of the GNOME documentation project. He has been helping people with computers since his early teens and has been an open source contributor since 2005. Phil currently spends his time studying astrophysics in sunny Oxford, UK.

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Table of Contents

Dedication


Acknowledgments


Introduction


Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista


Chapter 2: Wading and Diving


Chapter 3: A New Place to Call Home


Chapter 4: More Than Webbed Feet


Chapter 5: Slipping and Sliding


Chapter 6: Rounding Out the Bird


Chapter 7: A Tidy Nest


Chapter 8: Simple Kitten Ways


Chapter 9: Dressing Up the Bird


Chapter 10: Gutenbird


Chapter 11: Polyglot Penguins


Chapter 12: Penguins at Work


Chapter 13: Right-Brain Penguins


Chapter 14: Tux Rocks


Chapter 15: Pluggin’ In the Penguin


Chapter 16: Couch Penguins


Chapter 17: Feathered Flippers


Chapter 18: Sweet Home Antarctica


Chapter 19: Penguins at the Gates


Chapter 20: Defending the Nest


Chapter 21: A Colony of Penguins


Chapter 22: Wounded Wings


Installing Ubuntu from a USB Flash Drive


Ubuntu Desktop 64-Bit Discs


Manually Partitioning Your Hard Disk


Resources


UPDATES


About the CD
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