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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
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Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
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Backup and Restore for Windows 8.1
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 4, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
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Top Windows 8.1 Apps: Food and Dining
By Michael Miller
May 23, 2014
This chapter runs down the best Windows 8.1 apps for recipes, restaurant reservations, restaurant reviews, and wine and cocktail creation.
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Managing Files and Searching in Windows 8.1
By Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter explains some basics about files and folders in Windows 8.1 before moving on to describe how to navigate, customize, and search these objects.
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Five Ways to Streamline Your Music in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Mar 5, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to organize and play all kinds of tunes using the Xbox Music app. Katherine Murray shows you how to organize your music so you can easily find the pieces you most want to hear.
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Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks
By Michael Miller
Mar 3, 2014
Now that Windows 8.1 is widely available, how do you get the most out of it? In this article Michael Miller presents a dozen tips and tricks you can use to become a more effective — and efficient — Windows 8.1 user.
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Find What You Need with the Windows 8.1 Help & Tips App
By Katherine Murray
Feb 26, 2014
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has given us something we should have had all along: a kind of map to help us learn the basics of the new operating system. This article introduces the new Help & Tips app, available on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.
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Getting to Know Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Feb 21, 2014
This chapter shows you the basics of starting and using Windows 8.1, the software and operating system that makes your computer work.
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Building Windows Store Apps with with HTML5 and JavaScript
By Stephen Walther
Feb 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the basics of building Windows Store apps, showing how to take advantage of the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to build, run, and debug a Windows Store app.
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Customizing Your Mac with OS X Mavericks Custom Settings
By Kate Binder
Feb 19, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets — tiny custom programs that you can build from pieces of your favorite websites.

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