Official Ubuntu Book, The, 2nd Edition
- By Benjamin Hill, Jono Bacon, Ivan Krstic, David J. Murphy, Jonathan Jesse, Peter Savage, Corey Burger
- Published Jul 2, 2007 by Prentice Hall.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
- Pages: 512
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-13-235413-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-235413-4
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Product Author Bios
Benjamin Mako Hill serves on Ubuntu's Community Council governance board, which helps advise the Ubuntu Foundation. He works at the MIT Media Lab and on the One Laptop Per Child project.
Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager, was formerly an open source consultant in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Practical PHP and MySQL(R).
Ivan Krstić, Ubuntu Server Team administrator, develops software architecture for the One Laptop Per Child project
David J. Murphy recently jointed Canonical as a developer for Launchpad.
Jonathan Jesse serves on the Ubuntu Documentation Team, contributes to the Kubuntu documentatiation, and tests for the Ubuntu Laptop Testing Team.
Peter Savage, developer of the Edubuntu's Thin Client Manager software, created the Edubuntu Schools Advocacy documentation.
Corey Burger serves on Ubuntu's Documentation and Laptop Testing Teams, and is deploying Ubuntu at non governmental organizations across Vancouver Island.
A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0137136684 ISBN-13: 9780137136681
Praise for The Official Ubuntu Book
". . . this one (Ubuntu Linux book) is at the head of the pack for getting started with your penguin experience. . . ."
—Tom Duff"Benjamin Mako Hill et al. have produced an excellent book that speaks to everyone who uses or is considering using Ubuntu."
—James Pyles, Reviewer, "The Linux Tutorial"
"Well written in an easy-to-follow format. Full of information for folks new to Linux or just new to Ubuntu. Even nontechnical users would find this a very helpful resource."
"I'd recommend picking it up if you are running Ubuntu."
—Tony Lawrence, owner of aplawrence.com
Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It's Linux for human beings—designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 7.04 (a.k.a., "Feisty Fawn") is the latest release—more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book, Second Edition, will get you up and running quickly.
Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 7.04, whether you're a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors cover Ubuntu 7.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: Ubuntu's expanded multimedia functionality and Edubuntu offerings geared for schools and educational settings.
The Official Ubuntu Book, Second Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you'll
- Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
- Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications
- Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
- Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
- Learn about Edubuntu—Ubuntu optimized specifically for classroom
The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).
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Great collaborative book effort...,
Contents: Introducing Ubuntu; Installing Ubuntu; Using Ubuntu on the Desktop; Advanced Usage and Managing Ubuntu; The Ubuntu Server; Support and Typical Problems; Using Kubuntu; The Ubuntu Community; Ubuntu-Related Projects; Welcome to the Command Line; Ubuntu Foundation Documents; Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Open Publication License; Ubuntu Equivalents to Windows Programs; Index
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Online Sample Chapters
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition xxv
About the Authors xxxv
Chapter 1: Introducing Ubuntu 1
A Wild Ride 2
Free Software, Open Source, and GNU/Linux 3
A Brief History of Ubuntu 7
What Is Ubuntu? 12
Ubuntu Promises and Goals 18
Canonical and the Ubuntu Foundation 25
Ubuntu Subprojects, Derivatives, and Spin-offs 30
Summary 31Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu 33
Choosing Your Ubuntu Version 34
Getting Ubuntu 36
Installing from the Desktop CD 38
Installing from the Alternate Install CD 48
Summary 55Chapter 3: Using Ubuntu on the Desktop 57
Taking Your Desktop for a Ride 59
Using Your Applications 68
The Ubuntu File Chooser and Bookmarks 102
Ubuntu in Your Language 104
Customizing Ubuntu's Look and Feel 104
Managing Your Files 107
Ubuntu and Multimedia 112
Summary 119Chapter 4: Advanced Usage and Managing Ubuntu 121
Adding and Removing Programs and Packages 122
Keeping Your Computer Updated 128
Moving to the Next Ubuntu Release 131
Using and Abusing Devices and Media 132
Configuring a Printer in Ubuntu 135
Graphically Accessing Remote Files 142
The Terminal 143
Working with Windows 147
Summary 149Chapter 5: The Ubuntu Server 151
What Is Ubuntu Server? 152
Installing Ubuntu Server 154
Ubuntu Package Management 165
Ubuntu Server Security 175
Summary 182Chapter 6: Support and Typical Problems 185
The System 186
System Administration 227
Summary 245Chapter 7: Using Kubuntu 247
Introduction to Kubuntu 248
Installing Kubuntu 251
Navigating in Kubuntu 256
Customizing the Desktop 259
System Administration 263
Managing Files with Kubuntu 285
Common Applications 289
Finding Help and Giving Back to the Community 305
Summary 306Chapter 8: The Ubuntu Community 309
Teams, Processes, and Community Governance 326
Getting Involved 334
Summary 337Chapter 9: Ubuntu-Related Projects 339
Partner Projects 340
Derived Distributions 342
Summary 352Chapter 10: Using Edubuntu 355
Introduction to Edubuntu 356
What Is LTSP? 358
Installing Edubuntu 371
Managing Your Edubuntu Clients 391
Controlling and Managing the Users' Desktops 393
Troubleshooting LTSP 397
Finding Help and Giving Back to the Community 399
Appendix A: Welcome to the Command Line 403
Appendix B: Ubuntu Foundation Documents 413
Appendix C: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Open Publication License 425
Appendix D: Ubuntu Equivalents to Windows Programs 435
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