Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users: Start your Journey into Free and Open Source Software

Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users: Start your Journey into Free and Open Source Software

by Nathan Haines

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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Discover how to get the most out of Ubuntu for work, home, and play. Learning a new operating system can feel daunting, especially if you're used to Windows or OS X. If you've been afraid to try Ubuntu because you don't know where to start, this book introduces you to a wide selection of software and settings that will make your computer ready to work for you.

You'll see how Ubuntu can make your computing life easy. In addition to a tour of Ubuntu's modern and easy-to-use interface, you'll also learn how Ubuntu's Software Updater keeps all of your software secure and up-to-date. Browsing the Internet becomes faster and safer. Creating documents and sharing with others is built right in. Enjoying your music and movie libraries helps you unwind.

Ubuntu is the world’s third most popular operating system and powers desktop and laptop computers, servers, private and public clouds, and embedded devices. There's never been a better time to install Ubuntu and move to an open source way of life. Completely updated for this exciting second edition,Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Userswill help you start your journey into Free and Open Source Software with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

What You'll Learn
  • Understand the advantages of Ubuntu and its variants—Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and more
  • Install Ubuntu on its own or alongside your computer's existing operating system
  • Search Ubuntu's catalog of thousands of applications—all ready to install with a single click
  • Work with files and disks that were created with Windows and OS X
  • Run simple, interesting tasks and games using the command line
  • Customize Ubuntu in powerful ways and get work done with virtual machines

Who This Book Is For

Anyone who wants to move to using an open source operating system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484229996
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/26/2017
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nathan Haines is an author, instructor, speaker, and computer consultant who fell in love with Ubuntu in 2005, and helped found the Ubuntu California Local Community Team to share that excitement with others. As a current leader of Ubuntu California and a member of the Ubuntu Local Community Council, he works to help others share Ubuntu worldwide.

When not working with computers, he's more than likely admiring the latest Nintendo hardware, wishing he had more time for retro console and PC gaming, and indulging in linguistic curiosity by studying German or dabbling in Old English or Tolkien's constructed Elvish languages. The queue of scifi and fantasy books on his Kindle is probably growing instead of shrinking, although sometimes camping trips help with that.

As a hybrid author who enjoys stiff drinks, moonlit walks on the beach, and five-star reviews on his books, he would love to hear from you

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