From the Back Cover
Everything you need to know—and then some!
It's the fastest-growing, coolest Linux distribution out there, and now you can join the excitement with this information-packed guide. Want to edit graphics? Create a spreadsheet? Manage groups? Set up an NFS server? You'll learn it all and more with the expert guidance, tips, and techniques in this first-ever soup-to-nuts book on Ubuntu. From the basics for newcomers to enterprise management for system administrators, it's what you need to succeed with Ubuntu.
- Master the fundamentals for desktop and networks
- Send e-mail, share files, edit text, and print
- Download music, watch DVDs, and play games
- Use Ubuntu on laptops, go wireless, or synch it with your PDA
- Set up Web, mail, print, DNS, DHCP, and other servers
- Manage groups and secure your network
What's on the CD-ROM?
Test-drive Ubuntu on your computer without changing a thing using the bootable Ubuntu Desktop Live CD included with this book. If you decide to install it permanently, a simple, easy-to-use installer is provided. Also on the CD, you'll find:
- Popular open-source software for Microsoft® Windows®, such as AbiWord, Firefox®, GIMP, and more
- An easy-to-use application that simplifies installing these programs on your Microsoft Windows system
System Requirements: Please see the "About the CD-ROM Appendix" for details and complete system requirements.
About the Author
William von Hagen
(Bill) has been a Unix system administrator for over twenty 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, Linux Filesystems, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, GCC, 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.