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Official Ubuntu

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ISBN-10: 0137136684

ISBN-13: 9780137136681

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Ivan Krstic, Jonathan Jesse, Corey Burger

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Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. Itrsquo;s Linux for human beings-designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (a.k.a., ldquo;Hardy Heronrdquo;) is the latest release-more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever.The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, will get you up and running quickly. Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, whether yoursquo;re a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors cover Ubuntu 8.04 LTS from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: the new Edubuntu and the brand new Kubuntu Remix including KDE 4. The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, yoursquo;ll Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation Learn about Edubuntu-Ubuntu optimized specifically for classroom The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/20/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Introducing Ubuntu
A Wild Ride
Free Software, Open Source, and GNU/Linux
A Brief History of Ubuntu
What Is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu Promises and Goals
Canonical and the Ubuntu Foundation
Ubuntu Subprojects, Derivatives, and Spin-offs
Summary
Installing Ubuntu
Choosing Your Ubuntu Version
Getting Ubuntu
Installing from the Desktop CD
Installing from the Alternate Install CD
Summary
Using Ubuntu on the Desktop
Taking Your Desktop for a Ride
Using Your Applications
The Ubuntu File Chooser and Bookmarks
Ubuntu in Your Language
Customizing Ubuntu's Look and Feel
Managing Your Files
Ubuntu and Multimedia
Summary
Advanced Usage and Managing Ubuntu
Adding and Removing Programs and Packages
Keeping Your Computer Updated
Moving to the Next Ubuntu Release
Using and Abusing Devices and Media
Configuring a Printer in Ubuntu
Graphically Accessing Remote Files
The Terminal
Working with Windows
Summary
The Ubuntu Server
What Is Ubuntu Server?