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By Keir Thomas, Sander van Vugt, Emilio Raggi, Trevor Parsons, Andy Channelle

Ubuntu Linux is the quickest becoming Linux-based working process, and starting Ubuntu Linux, 5th version teaches all of us—including those that have by no means used Linux—how to take advantage of it productively, even if you come back from home windows or the Mac or the realm of open source.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, 5th variation indicates you the way to exploit Lucid Lynx. in line with the best-selling past version, Emilio Raggi keeps a superb stability among instructing Ubuntu and introducing new positive factors. no matter if you objective to exploit it in the house or within the workplace, you'll be brought to the area of Ubuntu Linux, from basic observe processing to utilizing cloud providers. You'll how one can keep an eye on the Ubuntu method, that you simply put in from the book's DVD, as you're guided via universal initiatives equivalent to configuring the system's graphical person interface (GUI), hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating records, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, normal procedure maintenance.

This publication additionally provides a chain of accomplished tutorials on Ubuntu management and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while now not neglecting concerns bearing on place of work purposes and the cloud.

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That type of practice had to be somehow avoided without limiting user freedom. Something like that happened to RMS. He was asked to write an application; he agreed to do it and to make it public domain, and was later denied access to the modified version as updated by the same people who had requested it in the first place. But he disliked the idea of copyright, because he thought it was inherently limiting. It gave an author excessive power over his work, letting him or her define what the user could or could not do with it.

That is quite true, but the real question you should be asking yourself is: what do I want to do with Linux? Anwer that question, and the perfect distribution (or at least a short list of them) should emerge naturally. Distributions appeared at first as a way to make Linux installation easy by integrating all the required software plus additional applications that made that distribution unique. There were some original distributions, and then many that spawned from there in order to achieve a particular goal, and this makes Linux history resemble a tree-like structure.

Mandriva A French distribution, derived from Red Hat and formerly known as Mandrake Linux. Is very popular in France and focuses on ease of use. CentOS CentOS is a distribution based almost exclusively on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As the source code of that OS is entirely available for free, it can be packaged to create another distribution, and that’s what CentOS does after stripping it of Red Hat branding and logos. Even its version schema exactly follows that of Red Hat. Ubuntu A distribution based on Debian and the main focus of this book.

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