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The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Ubuntu-Related Projects
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Dec 13, 2010
Explore the universe of other distributions that surround Ubuntu, including Xubuntu, Gobuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Launchpad, and Bazaar.
Bootloaders in Embedded Linux Systems
By Christopher Hallinan
Dec 6, 2010
This chapter examines the role of the bootloader and explains the limited execution context in which a bootloader must exist. It also covers one of the most popular bootloaders, U-Boot, in some detail.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Ubuntu Equivalents to Windows Programs
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 17, 2010
This appendix lists common Windows applications and their Ubuntu counterparts. Your Windows-using friends shouldn't be completely shut out, so there are some applications for them to use also
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Using Edubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 17, 2010
This chapter introduces Edubuntu, a community-driven project that aims to create a version of Ubuntu specially tailored for use in primary and secondary education.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Introducing Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 16, 2010
This chapter introduces the Ubuntu project, its distribution, its development processes, and some of the history that made it all possible. If you are interested in learning about where Ubuntu comes from and where it is going, this chapter will provide a good introduction.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Installing Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 16, 2010
This chapter shows how to use the desktop CD or the traditional alternate install CD approach to get Ubuntu on your computer.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Support and Typical Problems
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 16, 2010
This chapter teaches you how to solve common Ubuntu problems or meet requirements.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: The Ubuntu Community
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 16, 2010
Understand the breadth of the Ubuntu community, including what folks do to build, promote, distribute, support, document, translate, and advocate Ubuntu.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: Using Kubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 16, 2010
The most popular spin-off project from Ubuntu is Kubuntu. This chapter provides a solid primer for getting started.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 4e: The Ubuntu Server
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Nov 15, 2010
This introduction to Ubuntu Server installation and administration includes coverage of console-line package management, basic security topics, and advanced installer features.
Using Ubuntu One Cloud Storage: From Basic to Creative
By Matthew Helmke
Sep 29, 2010
Matthew Helmke takes a quick look at some interesting ways to use Ubuntu One cloud storage.
Package Management in Ubuntu Server
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Kyle Rankin
Sep 7, 2010
Beginning with a discussion of what packages are and what a package management system does, this chapter also introduces Debian packages and gives a brief overview of source packages and binary packages.
Q & A with the Authors of "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook"
By Matthew Helmke, Trent R. Hein, Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Ben Whaley
Jul 28, 2010
Matthew Helmke talks to the authors of UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook about their new book, interacting with readers, and whether after 4 editions they consider themselves sysadmins or authors.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 5th Edition: Using Ubuntu on the Desktop
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke
Jul 28, 2010
This chapter helps you get started with GNOME, Ubuntu's default desktop, and shows how you can use it to do the normal things you face every day with your computer — and a few not-so-normal things.
Getting Started with the Linux Kernel
By Robert Love
Jul 21, 2010
This chapter introduces some of the basics of the Linux kernel. It then goes over the differences between the kernel and user-space programs and common programming constructs used in the kernel.
Inside the Symbian Kernel
By David Chisnall
Apr 26, 2010
David Chisnall takes a look at the design of the recently open-sourced Symbian operating system and what makes it special.
Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks Without Swap, Part 2
By A. Lizard
Mar 4, 2010
A.Lizard completes this two-part series on Linux netbook hibernation with a discussion of how to configure uswsusp, booting, power management, and suspend-hybrid operation.
Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks Without Swap, Part 1
By A. Lizard
Feb 26, 2010
A.Lizard shows how to improve the hibernation capability in your Linux solid-state drive netbook.
The State of Open Source 3D
By David Chisnall
Feb 9, 2010
David Chisnall looks at the history and current state of the art of open source 3D drivers to see what changes are in store for 2010.
Discovering Ubuntu 9.10, a Free Linux OS
By Eric Geier
Jan 29, 2010
Eric Geier tells you all you need to know about this nifty Ubuntu upgrade.

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