From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know about Ubuntu—and then some!
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
About the Author
William von Hagen
(Bill) has been a UNIX system administrator for more than 20 years, and a Linux fanatic since the early 1990s. He has worked as a Linux product manager, systems programmer, system administrator, writer, application developer, drummer, and content manager. Bill has written or co-written books on such topics as Linux server hacks, GCC, Xen virtualization, Linux filesystems, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, SGML, Mac OS X, and hacking the TiVo. He has also written numerous articles on Linux, embedded computing, Mac OS X, UNIX, and various open source topics. An avid computer collector specializing in workstations, he owns more than 200 computer systems but is not compulsive at all. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.