Beginning Ubuntu Linux

Beginning Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Linux is the fastest growing Linux-based operating system, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition teaches all of usa€”including those who have never used Linuxa€”how to use it productively, whether you come from Windows or the Mac or the world of open source. Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition shows you how to take advantage of Lucid Lynx. Based on the best-selling previous edition, Emilio Raggi maintains a fine balance between teaching Ubuntu and introducing new features. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you'll be introduced to the world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services. You'll learn how to control the Ubuntu system, which you just installed from the book's DVD, as you are guided through common tasks such as configuring the system's graphical user interface (GUI), listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. This book also supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and securitya€”essential for any Ubuntu usera€”while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the cloud. What youa€™ll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Officea€“compatible documents and spreadsheets, using ea€“mail, and managing contacts Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a usera€“friendly Linux desktop Configure Ubuntua€™s printera€“ and filea€“sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine Who this book is for Everyone who uses Ubuntu daily, whether in the office or in the home. Table of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU qslashq Linux Pre-installation Steps Installing Ubuntu Solving Installation Problems Booting Ubuntu for the First Time Getting Everything Up and Running How to Secure Your Computer Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right Managing Your Data A World of Applications Working with Text Files Making the Move to Communicating with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos Playing Games Installing and Removing Software Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions Optimizing Your System Backing Up Data Scheduling Tasks Accessing Computers Remotely Taking Control of the System Introducing the BASH Shell Glossary of Linux Terms Getting Further Help Exploring the DVD-ROM and Other Ubuntu VersionsI Note Partitioning a laptop for dual-booting can present some tricky decisions. Manufacturers often create multipartition setups including a recovery partition to make it very easy to reset Windows to factory defaults. Ita#39;s tempting to delete thisanbsp;...

Title:Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Author: Emilio Raggi, Keir Thomas, Andy Channelle, Trevor Parsons, Sander van Vugt, Adam Thomas
Publisher:Apress - 2010-10-05

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