Beginning Ubuntu Linux

Beginning Ubuntu Linux

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This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of usa€”newbies, power users and system administratorsa€”to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release. Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, youa€™ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services. Youa€™ll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Emilio also introduces the improved software center and Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities. This book supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and securitya€”essential for any Ubuntu usera€”while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud. What youa€™ll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network Configure and use Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine Who this book is for Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntua€”no exceptions. Table of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU qslashq Linux Pre-installation Steps Installing Ubuntu Solving Installation Problems Booting Ubuntu for the First Time Getting Everything Up and Running How to Secure Your Computer Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right Managing Your Data A World of Applications Working with Text Files Making the Move to Communicating with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos Playing Games Installing and Removing Software Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions Optimizing Your System Backing Up Data Scheduling Tasks Accessing Computers Remotely Taking Control of the System Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell Appendix 2: Glossary of Linux Terms Appendix 3: Getting Further Help Appendix 4: Exploring the Digital Download and Other Ubuntu VersionsThis is set up automatically during initial installation of Ubuntu and is also compatible with the GStreamer co dec plug-ins after ... This endeavor is part of the MPlayer Project, which aims to create an open source media player and platform, anbsp;...

Title:Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Author:Emilio Raggi, Keir Thomas, Sander van Vugt
Publisher:Apress - 2011-10-16


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