Beginning Ubuntu Linux

By Keir Thomas, Andy Channelle, Sander van Vugt

Ubuntu Linux is the quickest growing to be Linux-based working method, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux, 5th Edition teaches all of us—including those that have by no means used Linux—how to take advantage of it productively, no matter if you come back from home windows or the Mac or the area of open source.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, 5th Edition exhibits you the way to exploit Lucid Lynx. in keeping with the best-selling prior variation, Emilio Raggi keeps an exceptional stability among educating Ubuntu and introducing new positive factors. even if you target to take advantage of it in the house or within the workplace, you can be brought to the area of Ubuntu Linux, from easy be aware processing to utilizing cloud companies. you will how one can regulate the Ubuntu method, that you simply put in from the book's DVD, as you're guided via universal projects resembling configuring the system's graphical person interface (GUI), hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating records, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, basic process upkeep.

This publication additionally provides a chain of entire tutorials on Ubuntu management and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while no longer neglecting issues touching on place of work functions and the cloud.

What you’ll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a regular computer in your computing device or computing device
  • Complete place of work projects, similar to developing Microsoft Office–compatible records and spreadsheets, utilizing e–mail, and coping with contacts
  • Listen to MP3s, deal with images and CDs, and watch video clips utilizing a user–friendly Linux computing device
  • Configure Ubuntu’s printer– and file–sharing beneficial properties to percentage assets seamlessly with different desktops in your community
  • Administer and safe your Ubuntu computer

Who this ebook is for

every body who makes use of Ubuntu day-by-day, no matter if within the place of work or within the home.

Table of Contents

  1. Meet Ubuntu Linux
  2. GNU "slash" Linux
  3. Pre-installation Steps
  4. Installing Ubuntu
  5. Solving deploy difficulties
  6. Booting Ubuntu for the 1st Time
  7. Getting every little thing Up and operating
  8. How to safe Your desktop
  9. Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting every thing appropriate
  10. Managing Your facts
  11. A global of functions
  12. Working with textual content records
  13. Making the movement to OpenOffice.org
  14. Communicating with Others
  15. Social Networks and Cloud Computing
  16. Digital Audio
  17. Movies and Multimedia
  18. Digital images
  19. Playing video games
  20. Installing and removal software program
  21. Understanding Linux clients and dossier Permissions
  22. Optimizing Your procedure
  23. Backing Up facts
  24. Scheduling initiatives
  25. Accessing desktops Remotely
  26. Taking regulate of the process
  27. Introducing the BASH Shell
  28. Glossary of Linux phrases
  29. Getting extra aid
  30. Exploring the DVD-ROM and different Ubuntu models

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