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Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition: Covering 11.10 and 12.04 (7th Edition) (7th Edition) Paperback – January 16, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0672335785 ISBN-10: 0672335786 Edition: 7th

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  • Series: Unleashed
  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 7 edition (January 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335785
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Ubuntu Unleashed is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric Ocelot”) and the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.04.

 

Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.

 

Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find brand-new coverage of the new Unity desktop, new NoSQL database support and Android mobile development tools, and many other Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 innovations. Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or already a power user, you’ll turn to this book constantly: for new techniques, new solutions, and new ways to do even more with Ubuntu!

 

Matthew Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums, and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites, is a lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book. He works for The iPlant Collaborative, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and is building cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences to support the growing use of massive amounts of data and computationally intensive forms of research.

 

  • Quickly install Ubuntu, configure it, and get your hardware running right
  • Configure and customize the new Unity desktop (or alternatives such as GNOME)
  • Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux services, users, and software packages
  • Administer and use Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate tasks and use shell scripting
  • Provide secure remote access
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, and database services (both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Use both Apache and alternative HTTP servers
  • Support and use virtualization
  • Use Ubuntu in cloud environments
  • Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, and Perl, and how to use Ubuntu to develop in them
  • Learn how to get started developing Android mobile devices

 

Ubuntu 11.10 on DVD

DVD includes the full Ubuntu 11.10 distribution for Intel x86 computers as well as the complete LibreOffice office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.

 

Free Upgrade!

Purchase this book anytime in 2012 and receive a free Ubuntu 12.04 Upgrade Kit by mail (U.S. or Canada only) after Ubuntu 12.04 is released. See inside back cover for details.

About the Author

Matthew Helmke is an active member of the Ubuntu community. He served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums (www.ubuntuforums.org), and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites, is a lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book, and coauthored The VMware Cookbook. He works for The iPlant Collaborative (www.iplantcollaborative.org), which is funded by the National Science Foundation and is building the world’s first cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying LISP on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free and open source software, has consulted, and has recently completed a master’s degree in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. You can find out more about Matthew at matthewhelmke.com or drop him a line with errata or suggestions at matthew@matthewhelmke.com.

 

Andrew Hudson is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about Linux. He has significant experience in Red Hat and Debian-based Linux distributions and deployments and can often be found sitting at his keyboard tweaking various settings and config files just for the hell of it. He lives in Wiltshire, which is a county of England, along with his wife, Bernice, and their son, John. Andrew does not like Emacs. He can be reached at andy.hudson@gmail.com.

 

Paul Hudson is a recognized expert in open-source technologies. He is also a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in MacFormat, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. Paul is passionate about free software in all its forms and uses a mix of Linux and BSD to power his desktops and servers. Paul likes Emacs. Paul can be contacted through http://hudzilla.org.

 


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Very up to date and articulate!
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This book is an excellent overview for the new ubuntu user.
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If I have some sort of problem I can look in the book.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 29, 2012
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Was basically hoping for a how to manual going into the details of configuring Ubuntu, Samba etc that I could keep near my machine and use as a ready reference.
This is more an overview of what Ubuntu is capable of and what addons or programs may be worth looking at for various purposes but does not go into any detail on the "how". basically wets the appetite and teases but does not tell me how to do things.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert M. Koretsky on May 11, 2012
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This book covers all the bases. As an overall reference for features in the 11 different flavors of Ubuntu, it provides you with the background to become more proficient in using the graphical and command line interfaces available to do everything that a modern Linux system should provide. From my experiences using the book so far, I've converted from old-school Unix to new-school Linux/Unix.
From personal experience, I fully realize that it is difficult to provide an all-encompassing reference for anything as complex as an operating system, but in retrospect, I think the author has done a great job in explaining things in detail. I particularly liked Chapter 3, working with Unity, and it's material on the X Window System. Very up to date and articulate!
There is a section on setting up Ubuntu 11.10 as a server, but it is not talking about the Server Edition.
Unfortunately, the only 11.10 Server edition book I can find, the Richard Petersen book, is woefully inadequate. The only real help that the Petersen book gave me was with installing the LightDM desktop. See my review of that book for details.
This book though covers it all in a contemporary and complete way.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steve of NorCal on July 3, 2012
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Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition: Covering 11.10 and 12.04 (7th Edition) (7th Edition)As a new Ubuntu user the book helped me learn the basics of the operating system.I believe the author did a very good job in explaining things in detail. I rather enjoyed Chapter 3, working with Unity, and it's material on the X Window System. Very up to date (at time of printing) and articulate! I wished the book would of explained more on how you import programs and get them to work with in the Ubuntu shell One nice thing is if you register your book you will receive a CD with the newest version of Ubuntu when it becomes available for free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By r.graham on January 4, 2013
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This book is an excellent overview for the new ubuntu user. This covers the basics very well, and the chapters on the command line is invaluable. Very well written, and highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JoeClaude on November 19, 2012
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this book is skillfully written and well documented. For a person who wants to learn Ubuntu, it went beyond my expectations.
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21 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Retired with Computers on February 27, 2012
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I am a retired computer programmer who has been using Linux for several years. The reason I bought this book is I wanted to know more about the new desktop Unity coming out in Ubuntu 12.04.

This book is not what I wanted. It is more of an overall review of what you can do on Linux and now go look it up on the internet. It is basically a giant review book that tries to cover everything and ends up covering nothing.

I looked up the trade-in value on a basically new book and it was $1.25. Not worth the effort.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chris bolden on September 12, 2013
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A must-have for any Ubuntu server administrator. Detailed information for the novice to the professional Linux server developer. this book should be included with the Ubuntu pkg.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip M. Holdsworth on April 26, 2013
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This book was a great addition to my Kindle collection. When completing my last computer build, I decided to go with Ubuntu instead of Windows. I have never been happier. The operating system is open source, along with a multitude of great software. This book helps me get beyond the basics, so I can tweak Ubuntu in a way I enjoy. I recommend Ubuntu, I recommend this book.
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