Ubuntu: The Complete Reference

Ubuntu: The Complete Reference

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The Definitive Guide to Ubuntu--Covers Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Maximize the powerful features of Ubuntu with expert guidance, tips, and techniques from bestselling Linux author Richard Petersen. Packed with clear explanations and detailed examples, this comprehensive volume shows you how to get off the ground with Ubuntu, set up hardware and Internet connections, and use the latest system and network administration utilities.

Ubuntu: The Complete Reference covers the desktops, shells, and administration tools for users, printers, services, and networks. Get full details on the latest Ubuntu-compatible office, mail, Web, and multimedia software, along with remote access (Vinagre), virtualization (KVM and Xen) and service managment (Upstart).You'll also learn how to interoperate with Windows networks and deploy reliable security using PolicyKit, Seahorse, AppArmor, SELinux, netfilter, and the Secure Shell.

Install Ubuntu using Live CDs, the Install DVD, or Wubi Windows virtual disk
Configure printers, devices, and network connections
Access Linux using GNOME, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops
Manage software with Synaptic Package Manager and APT
Work with the BASH shell command, configuration, and file management capabilities
Use office, Web (Firefox 3), mail, and multimedia applications (PulseAudio)
Manage file systems including RAID and LVM
Secure Ubuntu using PolicyKit authentication, Seahorse encryption, SSH and Kerberos security, AppArmor access controls, and Firestarter and UFW firewalls
Use SAMBA and NFS to share network resources
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Product details

  • Paperback | 722 pages
  • 185 x 226 x 38mm | 1,274g
  • Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071598464
  • 9780071598460
  • 1,866,295

Table of contents

Part I - Getting Started

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Ubuntu

Chapter 2 - Installing Ubuntu

Chapter 3 - Interface Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help

Part II - Configuration

Chapter 4 - Administration Tasks

Chapter 5 - Network Connections

Chapter 6 - Software Installation

Chapter 7 - Software Management with DEB, APT, and dkpg

Part III - Desktops

Chapter 8 - GNOME

Chapter 9 - KDE, KDE-4, and Xfce

Part IV - Using the Shell

Chapter 10 - The Shell

Chapter 11 - Shell Configuration

Chapter 12 - Files, Directories, and Archives

Part V - Applications

Chapter 13 - Office and Database Applications

Chapter 14 - Graphics Tools and Multimedia

Chapter 15 - Mail and News Clients

Chapter 16 - Web Browsers, FTP, Java, VoIP, and IM

Part VI - Security

Chapter 17 - Authorization, Encryption, and Permissions

Chapter 18 - AppArmor and Security-Enhanced Linux

Chapter 19 - Secure Shell and Kerberos

Chapter 20 - Firewalls

Part VII - System Administration

Chapter 21 - Basic System Administration

Chapter 22 - Managing Users

Chapter 23 - File Systems

Chapter 24 - RAID and LVM

Chapter 25 - Devices and Modules

Chapter 26 - Kernel Administration

Chapter 27 - Backup Management

Part VIII - Local Services

Chapter 28 - Managing Services

Chapter 29 - Print, News, and Database Services

Chapter 30 - Shared Resources: Samba and NFS

Appendix A - Obtaining the Distribution

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About Richard Petersen

Richard Petersen, MLIS, teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of all six editions of Linux: The Complete Reference and Fedora 7 & Red Hat Enterprise Linux: The Complete Reference.
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