Beginning Ubuntu Linux

Beginning Ubuntu Linux : Natty Narwhal Edition

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This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us-newbies, power users and system administrators-to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release.

Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you'll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services.



You'll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Emilio also introduces the improved software center and Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities. This book supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security-essential for any Ubuntu user-while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 33.53mm | 1,205g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th ed.
  • XXVIII, 656 p.
  • 1430236264
  • 9781430236269
  • 864,912

Table of contents

Meet Ubuntu Linux
GNU "slash" Linux
Pre-installation Steps
Installing Ubuntu
Solving Installation Problems
Booting Ubuntu for the First Time
Getting Everything Up and Running
How to Secure Your Computer
Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right
Managing Your Data
A World of Applications
Working with Text Files
Making the Move to OpenOffice.org
Communicating with Others
Social Networks and Cloud Computing
Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos
Playing Games
Installing and Removing Software
Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions
Optimizing Your System
Backing Up Data
Scheduling Tasks
Accessing Computers
Remotely Taking Control of the System
Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell
Appendix 2: Glossary of Linux Terms
Appendix 3: Getting Further Help
Appendix 4: Exploring the Digital Download and Other Ubuntu Versions
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About Emilio Raggi

Emilio Raggi lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works in one of the biggest companies in the country. He was very much a Windows fanboy, until one day, he had to manage a Ubuntu desktop deployment. He was highly qualified as a Microsoft implementer, holding certificates as an MCP and MCSE, and worked as a consultant for a Microsoft partner. Still, Ubuntu had its charms and won him over. He is also an avid student of philosophy.
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