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By Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, the award–winning and best–selling Ubuntu publication for newbies, is now in its 3rd variation, offering readers with an up–to–the–minute advent to the realm of Linux and the open resource neighborhood. a close review of Ubuntu’s install and configuration approach encourages you to make the leap and turn to Linux, and from there you’ll the way to wield overall regulate over your newly put in working procedure. Guided during the most ordinarily wanted projects reminiscent of printer configuration, hearing audio CDs and MP3s, gazing video clips, acting workplace and Internet–related initiatives, in addition to common procedure upkeep issues, authors Keir Thomas and Jaime Sicam will quickly have you ever utilizing and having fun with Ubuntu Linux and not having a look back.

You’ll additionally discover a sequence of entire tutorials on Linux internals and the command–line prompt—essential for any Linux user—along with detailed sections on optimization, protection, and approach upkeep that may increase your wisdom to expert level.

The whole Ubuntu Linux distribution is integrated loose at the DVD contained in the booklet. easily insert the DVD and stick with the directions within the booklet to put in Ubuntu Linux!

  • The final consultant to Ubuntu, the most well liked Linux distribution at the planet
  • Avoids introductions to esoteric Linux issues which are generally present in different books and makes a speciality of daily initiatives for daily clients: printer and dossier sharing configuration, place of work record administration, hearing MP3s, looking at videos, and lots more and plenty more
  • Includes a DVD containing not just the full Ubuntu model, but additionally types of Ubuntu’s sister tasks, together with Edubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu

What you’ll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a regular machine replacement.
  • Complete all demeanour of workplace initiatives, equivalent to growing Microsoft Office–compatible files and spreadsheets, utilizing e–mail, and handling contacts.
  • Listen to MP3s and CDs, and watch video clips utilizing user–friendly Linux computing device applications.
  • Configure Ubuntu’s printer– and file–sharing positive factors to proportion assets seamlessly with different pcs in your network.
  • Become a informed consumer of the Linux command line.

Who is that this booklet for?

Beginning Linux clients looking to discover the preferred Ubuntu distribution

About the Apress starting Series

The starting sequence from Apress is definitely the right option to get the knowledge you must land that the most important entry–level task. those books will train you a customary and significant expertise from the floor up simply because they're explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll commence your trip via seeing what you want to know—but with out unnecessary concept and filler. You’ll construct your ability set by means of studying easy methods to prepare real–world initiatives step-by-step. So even if your aim is your subsequent occupation problem or a brand new studying chance, the start sequence from Apress will take you there—it is your relied on consultant via strange territory!

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This time, the emphasis is on giving you the skills you need to keep your system running smoothly. You learn how to install software, manage users, optimize your system, back up essential data, schedule tasks, and access computers remotely. fm Page xxxiii Friday, May 23, 2008 4:13 PM ■I N T R O D U C T I O N Finally, Part 8 contains four appendixes. The first is a glossary of Linux terms used not only in this book but also in the Linux and Unix worlds. The second appendix is a quick reference to commands typically used at the command-line prompt under Linux.

To this end, Shuttleworth invested $10 million of his own money to guarantee that this will be the case for many years to come. The fundamental concept is that Ubuntu is available for use by anyone in the world, no matter who they are or where they are. As such, many different languages are supported, and the operating system can also be accessed by those with disabilities, such as partial sight or hearing. Ubuntu might just as easily be found on a Wall Street banker’s laptop as on a battered, old computer in a Brazilian favela.

Part 3 focuses on getting started with Ubuntu. It covers setting up the Linux system so that it’s ready to use. One chapter is dedicated to setting up common hardware devices, such as printers, and another explains how you can secure your system. Other chapters in this part explore the desktop, explaining what you need to know to begin using Ubuntu on a daily basis. In Part 4, we take a look at how the underlying technology behind Linux functions. You’re introduced to the command-line prompt, and you learn how the file system works.

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