Ubuntu Linux is hotter than ever, and now you can jump in with Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 and this information-packed guide. Want to set up text files? Use the GNOME desktop or command-line tools? Create a virtualized machine? Set up mail, Samba, or NFS servers? Thoroughly covering everything from the basics for newcomers to the essentials for all users to practical enterprise management for system administrators, this is the Ubuntu book you need to succeed.
Master Ubuntu fundamentals for desktop and servers
Use the GNOME desktop and the Compiz Window Manager
Manage your e-mail, contacts, calendar, IM, and Web access
Work with the Bash shell and the command line
Go wireless or create virtual machines with VirtualBox or KVM
Manage users and groups and set up Kerberos authentication
Set up Web, mail, print, Samba, NFS, and other servers
Play games and work with multimedia
What's on the CD-ROM?
Test-drive Ubuntu 10.04 on your existing system without changing a thing using the Ubuntu Desktop CD included with this book. If you decide to install Ubuntu permanently, there is also an easy-to-use installer provided. The CD also includes:
A special installer for installing Ubuntu on a system running Microsoft Windows, without having to re-partition the disk
Sample documents, graphics files, and more to help you get the most out of Ubuntu
Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop CD for 32-bit x86 systems
Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi)
Sample documents, graphics files, and more
System Requirements: Please see Appendix A in the book for details and complete system requirements.
Set up Ubuntu for desktops or servers
Thoroughly master the fundamentals
Get the most out of your graphics, audio, and video
There's a lot of well organized excellent information in this book.
At this moment I may not be able to compare this book to any other linux book, but I highly recommend it for anyone interested in getting started with Ubuntu linux.
I find this book to be a very good reference book, covers most everything in just the right depth.
Well at this time I am half way threw the book after I complete it,
I will write you a story on it, so far so good.
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Great reference for regular Ubuntu Linux. I was hoping for more on the server distribution, however. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nathan Dykstra
Came in the condition it said it would be in. Which was unused and the CD seal was not broken. And it came on time.
Evidently, some reviewers have taken issue with the print quality of the book and therefore rated the item as substandard. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by J
I know next to nothing about Linux but with this book, I feel really comfortable using it as my primary operating system. Good bye mac's and windows! Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by cryptofreq
This is the one indispensable guide to Ubuntu Linux. It continues a series by updating to the April, 2010, release of Ubuntu 10.04. Read morePublished on June 27, 2010 by John P. Reid
I found this one wast just about the same a the last version. I don't plan on ordering the next two or three versions. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by J I Parker
A book for newbs and goes into great depths on all newbish things. Not bad, but just for people that want to learn the desktop gui, apps, included programs, etc. . Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Milton E. Holley Jr.
The book is oriented to desktop users but have also tips for administrators. You can use ubuntu in a desktop pretty well with this book as it explains a lot of concepts clearly and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2008 by Pascual MM