Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux

Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux

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Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux introduces all of us--newbies, power users and system administrators--to the latest versions of both Ubuntu and the very popular Linux Mint. Based on the bestselling Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux not only introduces the latest features of Ubuntu, it now covers Linux Mint and the differences between the two very popular Linux distributions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you'll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu and Mint, from simple word processing to working with images and multimedia to dealing with administrative tasks. You'll learn how to control the Ubuntu or Mint systems 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. Experienced author and Linux instructor Sander van Vugt also supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu and Mint administration and security--essential for any Linux user--while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and other desktop applications.
What you'll learn * Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC * Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts * Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop * Configure printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network * Configure and customize your Ubuntu or Mint desktop * Administer and secure your Ubuntu or Mint machine Who this book is for Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntu or Linux Mint--no exceptions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 191 x 235mm | 453.59g
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 1430257768
  • 9781430257769

Table of contents

Part I: Installing and Getting Familiar 1. Understanding Linux, Ubuntu and Mint 2. Installing Ubuntu or Mint 3. Getting familiar with Ubuntu 4. Getting familiar with Mint 5. Getting everything up and running

Part II: Using Ubuntu or Mint from the Graphical Interface 6. Securing your Computer 7. Personalizing Ubuntu 8. Personalizing Mint 9. Working with Data 10. Using Applications 11. Using LibreOffice 12. Communicating with Others 13. Movies, Sound and Multimedia 14. Displaying and Editing Digital Photos  15. Playing Games

16. Using Ubuntu One

Part III: Advanced Ubuntu and Mint Usage 16. Managing Software 17. Working from a Shell 18. Working With Users and Permissions 19. Managing Processes 20. Performing System Management Tasks 21. Using Ubuntu or Mint as a Server
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About Van Vugt Sander

Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.
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