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The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Aug 20, 2014
This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop. These concepts should allow you to perform most of the day-to-day tasks when using your computer and provide a base from which to explore the other applications installed on your system.
Preface to "The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition"
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Jul 9, 2014
The authors of the 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book describe what's changed in the latest edition to keep up with the changes with Ubuntu itself.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Becoming an Ubuntu Power User
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter looks at a variety of advanced subjects related to running and managing your Ubuntu system, including. installation, removal, and upgrade of software using the Ubuntu Software Center as well as hardware installation.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Customizing Ubuntu for Performance, Accessibility, and Fun
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter shows how you can customize your Ubuntu experience by changing the Unity desktop from its default settings to fit a number of user types.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop. These concepts should allow you to perform most of the day-to-day tasks when using your computer and provide a base from which to explore the other applications installed on your system.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Installing Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter explains how to choose a version of Ubuntu and then how to install your chosen version.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Community
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter provides a bird's-eye view of the venues and processes in which the Ubuntu community is active.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Server
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
The aim of this chapter is to give you a quick crash course in how to be an Ubuntu system administrator.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Story
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter brings the history of the Ubuntu Project to life, and through its history looks to its future. If you are interested in first learning about where Ubuntu comes from and where it is going, this chapter provides a good introduction.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Ubuntu-Related Projects and Derivatives
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter provides an overview of some Ubuntu's officially supported derivatives, recognized derivatives, and other projects that are part of the international Ubuntu ecosystem.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Welcome to the Command Line
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter explains how the command line will speed up your work and increase your ability to do exactly what you want to do with your computer with greater efficiency.
Managing Software in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04
By Matthew Helmke
Jan 1, 2014
This chapter looks at the options you have to manage your software in Ubuntu. You will discover just how easy it is to install and even remove various software packages.
Advanced Debugging in the Linux Environment
By Stephen A. Rago
Nov 21, 2013
In this article, Stephen Rago describes some of the free tools available for the Linux operating system to help you debug your programs. You will learn about some very effective tools (systemtap, strace, valgrind, gdb) and how to effectively employ them in real-world scenarios.
Introduction to "The Official Ubuntu Server Book, 3rd Edition"
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Kyle Rankin
Sep 4, 2013
Benjamin "Mako" Hill and Kyle Rankin provide some background on FOSS, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu server as an introduction to the 3rd edition of The Official Ubuntu Server Book.
Ubuntu Package Management
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Kyle Rankin
Sep 4, 2013
This chapter discusses the core features of packages and package management systems that cross most GNU/Linux distributions. It concludes with a focus on package management in Ubuntu using the command-line tools.
Using Threads within a UNIX Process
By W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago
Jun 18, 2013
This chapter, from Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition, looks inside a UNIX process to see how multiple threads can be used to perform multiple tasks within the environment of a single process.
Preface to "Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition"
By W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago
May 16, 2013
This preface to the highly-anticipated 3rd edition of Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition contains Stephen Rago's current Introduction, his Introduction from the 2nd edition, and also W. Richard Stevens' original Introduction from the 1st edition.
Ubuntu Command-Line Quickstart
By Matthew Helmke
Jan 2, 2013
This chapter covers some of the basic commands that you need to know to be productive at the command line. You find out how to get to the command line and discover some of the commands used to navigate the file system and perform basic operations with files, directories, and users.
Using the Nginx Web Server as a Reverse Proxy: Multiple SSL Sites with a Single IP Address
By Jesse Smith
Nov 26, 2012
Programming expert Jesse Smith shows how to set up the Nginx web server to improve web hosting performance and host multiple SSL sites using a single IP address.
Alternatives to Using Windows Home Server
By Eric Geier
Oct 15, 2012
Discover other free solutions for centrally storing, sharing, and backing up your home or small office data, as Microsoft is discontinuing their Windows Home Server.

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