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Beginning Ubuntu Linux

Authors: Thomas, K., Sicam, J., Channelle, A., Thomas, A., Sicam, C.

  • Ubuntu Linux is the most popular Linux distribution in the world
  • Previous editions have maintained lead as the best-selling Ubuntu book, and winner of the Linux Journal Editor's Choice 2006 award
  • This book is careful to cover the desktop-specific tasks which have haunted Linux users for years, including multimedia management, office tasks, general system administration issues, and more
  • This practical approach has proven quite successful for previous editions
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About this book

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the bestselling book on Ubuntu, today’s hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu’s installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VoIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

Additionally, there’s a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command–line prompt—essential for any Linux user—and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a DVD containing the complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution.

  • The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet.
  • Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them.

About the authors

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2000-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2000-8
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 800
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