Beginning Ubuntu Linux

5th Edition

By Emilio Raggi , Keir Thomas , Adam Thomas , Andy Channelle , Trevor Parsons , Sander van Vugt

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Ubuntu Linux is the fastest-growing Linux-based operating system, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux teaches all of us—including those who have never used Linux—how to use it productively, whether you come from Windows or the Mac or the world of open source.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3039-7
  • 664 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: October 5, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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Ubuntu Linux is the fastest growing Linux-based operating system, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition teaches all of us—including those who have never used Linux—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 security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the cloud.

What you’ll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC
  • Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office–compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e–mail, and managing contacts
  • Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user–friendly Linux desktop
  • Configure Ubuntu’s printer– and file–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

Table of Contents

  1. Meet Ubuntu Linux
  2. GNU "slash" Linux
  3. Pre-installation Steps
  4. Installing Ubuntu
  5. Solving Installation Problems
  6. Booting Ubuntu for the First Time
  7. Getting Everything Up and Running
  8. How to Secure Your Computer
  9. Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right
  10. Managing Your Data
  11. A World of Applications
  12. Working with Text Files
  13. Making the Move to OpenOffice.org
  14. Communicating with Others
  15. Social Networks and Cloud Computing
  16. Digital Audio
  17. Movies and Multimedia
  18. Digital Photos
  19. Playing Games
  20. Installing and Removing Software
  21. Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions
  22. Optimizing Your System
  23. Backing Up Data
  24. Scheduling Tasks
  25. Accessing Computers Remotely
  26. Taking Control of the System
  27. Introducing the BASH Shell
  28. Glossary of Linux Terms
  29. Getting Further Help
  30. Exploring the DVD-ROM and Other Ubuntu Versions
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