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What has made Ubuntu the most popular Linux distribution in recent years? It's the emphasis on ease of installation and use. It gets even easier when paired with Ubuntu Linux For Dummies. This friendly reference shows you how to run Ubuntu directly from CD-ROM and install it on a PC as a personal workstation and network server. You’ll find out how to download Ubuntu and start using it right away. You'll also discover how to:
- Connect to a LAN via a wireless and Ethernet
- Use OpenOffice.org and Mozilla Firefox drawing and editing
- Tap into multimedia, graphics and other applications using Ubuntu
- Create services for a home or small business network
- Generate and manage web pages, print services, and more
- Find helpful information about Ubuntu and Linux
- Troubleshoot and fix problems
"Ubuntu" means "humanity toward others." Operating system guidebooks don’t get any more humane than Ubuntu Linux For Dummies.
About the Author
Paul G. Sery is a Computer Systems Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories and project leader for Linux thincomputing. Previously, he designed, implemented, and managed Sandia's computer and network systems.
Table of Contents
Part I: Starting Fast.
Chapter 1: Ubuntu and U.
Chapter 2: Live Ubuntu.
Chapter 3: Preparing to Install Ubuntu.
Chapter 4: Installing Ubuntu Linux.
Chapter 5: Ubuntu 101.
Part II: Networking and the Internet.
Chapter 6: Zen and the Art of Ubuntu Networking.
Chapter 7: Cut the Cord: Using Wireless Networking.
Chapter 8: Broadening Your Horizons with Broadband.
Chapter 9: Internet Old School: Using Dialup Modems.
Chapter 10: Protecting Yourself with a Firewall.
Part III: Working with Ubuntu Workstation.
Chapter 11: Introducing GNOME.
Chapter 12: GNOME’s Going Places.
Chapter 13: Printing with GNOME.
Chapter 14: Firing up Firefox.
Chapter 15: Evolution E-Mail, Calendars, and Addresses.
Chapter 16: Opening Your Ubuntu Office with OpenOffice.org.
Part IV: Multimedia Ubuntu.
Chapter 17: Telephonic Ubuntu.
Chapter 18: Instant Messaging.
Chapter 19: Connecting to the Dark Side: Working Remotely on Windows.
Chapter 20: Lyrical Ubuntu: Using Multimedia Applications.
Chapter 21: Graphical Ubuntu.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Almost Ten Ubuntu Resources.
Chapter 23: Almost Ten System-Administration Functions.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Tutti-Fruti Ubuntu.
Appendix B: Stupendous OpenSSH Tricks.
Appendix C: About the CD.
GNU General Public License.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book that teaches you about Ubuntu Linux, the most popular freeware operating system! Ubuntu was designed to be a free alternative to Microsoft Windows and if you re excellent with computers, you can modify the entire system to fit exactly your needs! This book tells you all you need to know about Ubuntu, like how to make Windows and Ubuntu play nice with each other and share their space on the hard drive. Don't read the book if you are not a tech enthusiast for it's extremely long and don't try anything in it if you have never installed an operating system before!!!