Beginning Ubuntu Linux

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Keir Thomas
  • Editors
  • Jason Gilmore
  • Steve Anglin
  • Dan Appleman
  • Ewan Buckingham
  • Gary Cornell
  • Jason Gilmore
  • Jonathan Hassell
  • James Huddleston
  • Chris Mills
  • Matthew Moodie
  • Dominic Shakeshaft
  • Jim Sumser
  • Matt Wade
  • Nicole LeClerc
  • Marilyn Smith
  • Ellie Fountain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introducing the World of Linux

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keir Thomas
      Pages 3-10
    3. Keir Thomas
      Pages 11-18
    4. Keir Thomas
      Pages 19-22
  3. Installing Ubuntu

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Keir Thomas
      Pages 25-32
    3. Keir Thomas
      Pages 33-46
    4. Keir Thomas
      Pages 47-59
  4. The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Keir Thomas
      Pages 63-75
    3. Keir Thomas
      Pages 77-124
    4. Keir Thomas
      Pages 125-137
    5. Keir Thomas
      Pages 161-181
    6. Keir Thomas
      Pages 183-199
  5. The Shell and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Keir Thomas
      Pages 203-217
    3. Keir Thomas
      Pages 219-239
    4. Keir Thomas
      Pages 241-255

About this book


Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional is the best-selling guide to the hottest new Linux distribution. Within its 600 in-depth pages, you'll learn how to become a pro-level Linux user.

The book starts by introducing you to the world of Linux. Then, it outlines Ubuntu installation in illustrated steps, after which you'll learn how to configure every piece of everyday tech hardware such as your Internet connection, printers, 3D graphics cards, Bluetooth devices, and much more. Then you'll learn fun tasks such as listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office tasks, and even image editing.

Additionally, there's a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command-line prompt—essential for any Linux expert—and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a CD containing the complete Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the CD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution.


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