Beginning Ubuntu Linux

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Keir Thomas
  • Andy Channelle
  • Jaime Sicam

Table of contents

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

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Pages 33-43
    3. Pages 45-74
  4. The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide

  5. The Shell and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Pages 373-393
    3. Pages 407-419
  6. Multimedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Pages 423-446
    3. Pages 447-461
    4. Pages 463-483
  7. Office Tasks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Pages 497-512
    3. Pages 513-528
    4. Pages 529-538
    5. Pages 539-549
    6. Pages 551-561
    7. Pages 563-587
  8. Keeping Your System Running

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589
    2. Pages 625-635
    3. Pages 637-650
    4. Pages 651-663
    5. Pages 665-671
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 689-764

About this book


Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the bestselling book on Ubuntu, today’s hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu’s installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VoIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

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

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

  • The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet.
  • Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them.


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