Beginning Ubuntu Linux

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Thomas, Keir

  • Covers many of the desktop-specific tasks which have haunted Linux users for years, including multimedia management, office tasks, general system administration issues, and more
  • This new edition is updated to include even more information regarding hardware integration and the many evolutionary changes to the Ubuntu interface
  • After helping the reader get situated with key desktop tasks, material is devoted to crucial administration concepts specific to Linux such as effective use of the BASH shell and backups
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Winner of a Linux Journal Editor's Choice 2006 award (first edition)!

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition updates the best-selling and award-winning first edition. It's the perfect guide for those switching to the world's favorite Linux. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to cover technology introduced in the 6.10 release.

In the 680+ fully illustrated pages, you'll learn how to install Linux, set up your hardware and software, customize the desktop experience, browse the Web and send/receive e-mail, play back audio and video, edit digital images, use the OpenOffice.org office suite, and more.

Additionally, you'll discover how to perform vital maintenance tasks, such as securing your computer against hackers, updating online, optimizing your system, installing and managing software, backing up, accessing your computer remotely, scheduling tasks, and more.

A whole third of the book is dedicated to Linux internals, including managing system processes and working at the command line. Two appendices provide a glossary of Linux terms and an index of commands that can be used to control Ubuntu.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition is a complete, comprehensive, and unbiased guide to getting the most from Ubuntu.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition features a unique DVD-ROM companion disk containing the full Ubuntu installation that you can install on your computer. A full installation guide is provided in the book. Also included on the DVD-ROM are the Ubuntu sister projects, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, and others. Both the long-term support and 6.10 releases of all projects are provided.

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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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0191-5
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-820-7
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0191-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0191-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-820-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXV, 684
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