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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 7x9-1/8
  • Pages: 912
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32951-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32951-7

Ubuntu Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been turning in droves to Ubuntu for a user-friendly, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You’ll learn how to set up a workstation or a server, and you’ll find complete details on Ubuntu’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software.

Ubuntu Unleashed includes a range of coverage: From the software you need in your everyday work, such as the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly using multiple printers, shell scripts, and more.

For the hardcore Linux enthusiast, there is complete coverage of the X Window system, Linux programming, web server administration, and network administration.

  • Install and configure Ubuntu
  • Get all your system’s devices and peripherals up and running
  • Configure and use the X Window System
  • Manage Linux services and users
  • Run a printer server
  • Connect to a local network and the Internet
  • Set up and administer a web server with Apache
  • Secure your machine and your network from intruders
  • Learn shell scripting
  • Share files with Windows users using Samba
  • Get productive with OpenOffice.org
  • Play games on Linux
  • Use Linux multimedia programs
  • Create and maintain a MySQL database
  • Configure a firewall
  • Set up an FTP server
  • Use Ubuntu’s development and programming tools
  • Tune your Ubuntu system for maximum performance
  • Learn to manage and compile the kernel and modules

Andrew Hudson is a regular freelance contributor to Linux Format magazine, the UK’s largest Linux magazine. He is the co-author of Fedora Unleashed.

Paul Hudson is a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. He is the co-author of Fedora Unleashed.

DVD includes

  • The full Ubuntu 7.04 distribution for Intel x86 computers
  • The complete OpenOffice.org office suite
  • Hundreds of additional programs and utilities

Category: Operating Systems/Linux

Covers: Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn”

User Level: Intermediate—Advanced

Sample Content

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Ubuntu System Monitoring Tools

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Table of Contents


Part I Installation and Configuration                                                                                                          

Part II System Administration                                                                                                                 

Part III Ubuntu as a Server                                                                                                                       

Part IV Programming Linux                                                                                                                      

Part V Ubuntu Housekeeping                                                                                                                   

Part VI Appendix                                                                                                                                     


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