Beginning Ubuntu Linux

  • Authors
  • Keir┬áThomas

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-11
  3. Installing Ubuntu

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Pages 31-41
    3. Pages 43-70
  4. The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide

  5. The Shell and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Pages 309-326
    3. Pages 339-349
  6. Multimedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Pages 353-372
    3. Pages 373-386
    4. Pages 387-409
  7. Office Tasks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Pages 423-437
    3. Pages 439-450
    4. Pages 451-459
    5. Pages 461-470
    6. Pages 471-480
    7. Pages 481-501
  8. Keeping Your System Running

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Pages 533-542
    3. Pages 543-558
    4. Pages 559-570
    5. Pages 571-576
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 593-684

About this book


Winner of a Linux Journal Editor's Choice 2006 award (first edition)!

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition updates the best-selling and award-winning first edition. It's the perfect guide for those switching to the world's favorite Linux. The new edition has been thoroughly updated to cover technology introduced in the 6.10 release.

In the 680+ fully illustrated pages, you'll learn how to install Linux, set up your hardware and software, customize the desktop experience, browse the Web and send/receive e-mail, play back audio and video, edit digital images, use the office suite, and more.

Additionally, you'll discover how to perform vital maintenance tasks, such as securing your computer against hackers, updating online, optimizing your system, installing and managing software, backing up, accessing your computer remotely, scheduling tasks, and more.

A whole third of the book is dedicated to Linux internals, including managing system processes and working at the command line. Two appendices provide a glossary of Linux terms and an index of commands that can be used to control Ubuntu.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition is a complete, comprehensive, and unbiased guide to getting the most from Ubuntu.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition features a unique DVD-ROM companion disk containing the full Ubuntu installation that you can install on your computer. A full installation guide is provided in the book. Also included on the DVD-ROM are the Ubuntu sister projects, such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, and others. Both the long-term support and 6.10 releases of all projects are provided.


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