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Ubuntu Linux Secrets Paperback – April 13, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0470395080 ISBN-10: 0470395087 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470395087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470395080
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,105,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Packed with valuable advice and secrets on every aspect of the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, this comprehensive guide delivers in-depth information on the Ubuntu workstation, server, and applications, and provides detailed coverage of Ubuntu Linux as a software development platform. The featured tips and tricks delve into the underlying applications and features of the Ubuntu Linux system so that you can get the most out of every application and system feature.

The Insider's Guide to:

  • Handling Files and File Properties (see Chapter 5)

  • Understanding the OpenOffice Suite (see Chapter 7)

  • Watching Web Clips and Editing Videos (see Chapter 12)

  • Connecting to the Network (see Chapter 14)

  • Working with Ubuntu Web Servers (see Chapter 21)

  • Programming in Python® (see Chapter 26)

  • Working with Ruby Code (see Chapter 29)

About the Author

Richard Blum has worked in the IT industry for nearly two decades as both a systems and network administrator. During this time he has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, and has helped design and maintain a 3,500-user network utilizing Cisco switches and routers. He is the author of several Linux books, including Professional Linux Programming, Linux For Dummies, 8th Edition, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Neil G. Matthews on August 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
Ubuntu Linux Secrets covers the huge range of what you can do with Ubuntu - but at the cost of detail. It is ideally suited as an introductory book for someone with an interest and/or background in Information Technology, but with little or no experience in Linux. About two thirds of the book is dedicated to how to install, use and maintain a Ubuntu desktop distribution for common computing applications, with the balance of the book dedicated to using Ubuntu as a server and how to install and use some of the more common programming languages. The book concentrates on the standard Ubuntu distribution, with derivatives that may better suit some new to Linux personal computing given a brief half page. Many useful 'Secret' tips spread throughout the book will assist even experienced Ubuntu users to get more out of Ubuntu. There is a reasonably comprehensive 37 page index supporting this 800 page book, but surprisingly for a book that whets your appetite for so many activities, no references.

I can recommend this book to anyone that is new to Linux and wants to make the most of their Ubuntu installation. There is a wealth of information that will assist anyone wishing to use Ubuntu for entertainment and productivity, plus chapters on setting up database, DNS, email, samba/print and web servers plus some useful chapters on how to get started with software development using shell scripting, PERL, Python, C, Java, Ruby and PHP.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Montana on January 4, 2011
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This book is informative and easy to read. I haven't read much of it yet. I still think that this book is a good one for someone that is new to Ubuntu.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By edmin on June 19, 2011
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I have several other books that are not nearly as wordy and cover these topics way better. Keep looking.
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