Beginning Ubuntu Linux

  • Authors
  • Keir Thomas
  • Jaime Sicam

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 3-11
    3. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 13-21
    4. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 23-27
  3. Installing Ubuntu

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 31-41
    3. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 43-74
    4. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 75-93
  4. The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 97-115
    3. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 117-173
    4. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 175-212
    5. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 213-256
    6. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 257-278
    7. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 279-300
  5. The Shell and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 303-320
    3. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 321-346
    4. Keir Thomas, Jaime Sicam
      Pages 347-364

About this book

Introduction

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, the award–winning and best–selling Ubuntu book for beginners, is now in its third edition, presenting readers with an up–to–the–minute introduction to the world of Linux and the open source community. A detailed overview of Ubuntu's installation and configuration process encourages you to take the plunge and switch to Linux, and from there you'll learn how to wield total control over your newly installed operating system. Guided through the most commonly desired tasks such as printer configuration, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office and Internet–related tasks, as well as general system maintenance matters, authors Keir Thomas and Jaime Sicam will soon have you using and enjoying Ubuntu Linux and never looking back.

You'll also find a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command–line prompt—essential for any Linux user—along with special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance that will broaden your knowledge to professional level.

The complete Ubuntu Linux distribution is included free on the DVD inside the book. Simply insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install Ubuntu Linux!

  • The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet
  • Avoids introductions to esoteric Linux topics that are commonly found in other books and focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, listening to MP3s, watching movies, and much more
  • Includes a DVD containing not only the complete Ubuntu version, but also versions of Ubuntu's sister projects, including Edubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu

Keywords

Linux Open Source Windows multimedia operating system scheduling software

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