Incorporating an advanced approach to presenting information about Ubuntu, Ubuntu Unleashed aims to provide the best and latest information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and security. Written by renowned open source authors, Paul and Andrew Hudson, it includes detailed information on hot topics in Ubuntu Linux, such as wireless networks, and programming in PHP, Perl and others. It thoroughly covers all of Ubuntu's software packages, including up-to-date material on new applications, Web development, peripherals, and programming languages. It also includes updated discussion of the architecture of the Linux kernel 2.6, USB, KDE, GNOME, Broadband access issues, routing, gateways, firewalls, disk tuning, GCC, Perl, Python, printing services (CUPS), and security. The included DVD comes with a complete Ubuntu Linux distribution.
What Is Linux?
What Is Ubuntu?
Roots of Ubuntu
Why Use Linux?
Who This Book Is For
What This Book Contains
Conventions Used in This Book
Part I Installation and Configuration
1 Introducing Ubuntu
What Is Ubuntu?
Features of the Ubuntu Install
Ubuntu File System Features
Ubuntu for Business
Ubuntu in Your Home
Ubuntu on the PPC Platform
Ubuntu on Dual-Core Machines
Getting the Most from Ubuntu and Linux Documentation
Ubuntu Developers and Documentation
2 Preparing to Install Ubuntu
Planning Your Ubuntu Deployment
A Predeployment Planning Checklist
Planning the Installation
Meeting the Minimum Ubuntu Hardware Requirements
Using Legacy Hardware
Planning for Hard Drive Storage for Your Ubuntu Installation Class
Checking Hardware Compatibility
Preparing for Potential Hardware Problems
Preparing and Using a Hardware Inventory